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[Bug 18340] The root element's directionality should be a UA-specific value

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Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 06:40:02 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=18340

Aharon Lanin <aharon.lists.lanin@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #2 from Aharon Lanin <aharon.lists.lanin@gmail.com> 2012-07-25 06:40:02 UTC ---
The request makes no sense to me. Any given page is designed to be viewed on a
particular direction. If viewed in the other direction, it is usually badly
broken. It just makes no sense to view Hebrew text in LTR or English text in
RTL. For example, please try:

data:text/html,<html dir=ltr><div>Hello, world!</div><input
type="radio">Left&nbsp;&nbsp;<input type="radio">Center&nbsp;&nbsp;<input
type="radio">Right</div></html>

and

data:text/html,<html dir=rtl><div>Hello, world!</div><input
type="radio">Left&nbsp;&nbsp;<input type="radio">Center&nbsp;&nbsp;<input
type="radio">Right</div></html>

99%+ of the pages on the internet do not specify a dir on their root element
but will only appear as intended in LTR. A UA that displays them some other
default will simply display them broken.

The concept of UA-specific default direction just makes no sense.

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