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Re: per-paragraph auto-direction, a.k.a. dir=uba

From: Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin <aharon@google.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2010 13:43:43 +0300
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=ri+Zbj9fADDwTstFky0P4UZi=npFD76QmVV0k@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ehsan Akhgari <ehsan@mozilla.com>
Cc: Behdad Esfahbod <behdad@behdad.org>, Adil Allawi <adil@diwan.com>, Shachar Shemesh <shachar@shemesh.biz>, public-i18n-bidi@w3.org
So, should I include the <plaintext> version of dir=uba in the next draft of
the proposal?

Aharon

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 10:41 AM, Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin <aharon@google.com
> wrote:

> They would be quite different. <textarea readonly>:
>
>    - is an inline element
>    - has size controlled by rows and cols attribute; in some browsers, can
>    be resized by the user
>    - is submitted with form
>    - receives focus and appears in taborder
>    - has a border
>
> On the other hand, <pre>:
>
>    - is a block element
>    - sized the same way as a div, e.g. can be minimal size needed to
>    display content.
>    - is not submitted with forms
>    - does not receive focus or appear in taborder
>    - does not have a built-in border
>
> In all these respects, I would want the new element to be like <pre>, since
> it is meant for the display of (pre-formatted plain-text) data. The only way
> it is similar to <textarea> is that it does not allow mark-up and has a
> modifiable value property.
>
> Aharon
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 9:09 PM, Ehsan Akhgari <ehsan@mozilla.com> wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 10:02 AM, Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin
>> <aharon@google.com> wrote:
>> > <textarea> allows user input, has the look and feel of an input (e.g.
>> the
>> > border around it), and serves as a field in a form.
>> >
>> > The new element is for display only, like <pre>.
>>
>> But textarea's already support all of the features that you have in
>> mind.  Example:
>>
>> data:text/html,<textarea readonly
>>
>> style="border:none;overflow:none;resize:none">foo&#10;bar&#10;baz</textarea>
>>
>> I don't think that we should add a new HTML element, unless there's a
>> compelling reason to do so.
>>
>> --
>> Ehsan
>> <http://ehsanakhgari.org/>
>>
>
>
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