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dir=rtl and table header algorithm (was: Re: function and impacts)

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 10:48:30 +0200
To: "Gez Lemon" <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
Cc: "Ben Millard" <cerbera@projectcerbera.com>, "James Graham" <jg307@cam.ac.uk>, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uh2yq4mqidj3kv@zcorpandell.linkoping.osa>

On Tue, 23 Sep 2008 10:52:27 +0200, Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, this is a good idea. HTML 5's proposed smart scope algorithm
> pretty much does this, except it overlooks dir="rtl".

On Fri, 26 Sep 2008 10:32:08 +0200, Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com> wrote:

>> I guess we need a bigger sample of tables to know what to do for this
>> particular case. Could this pattern of cells be detected by a script?
> If the direction could be determined reliably, this could be a great
> algorithm.

The algorithm is direction agnostic, AIUI. If you set dir="rtl" on a  
table, its rendering is flipped so that the first cell in a row becomes  
the rightmost cell.

Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Friday, 26 September 2008 08:48:05 UTC

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