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[Bug 18339] When the parent element is not an HTML element, the directionality of the child should default to LTR

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Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 06:47:01 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=18339

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 06:47:01 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> Unless, of course, the spec defines directionality as a binary thing on all
> elements, not just HTML elements.  In which case it might be good to explicitly
> call that out.

I think directionality should work the same regardless of whether an element is
defined in HTML or not. Making it do something different (e.g. defaulting to
LTR for the element or its children) would break existing pages. Even if there
were no existing RTL pages using non-HTML elements (which there certainly are),
I do not see any utility in making the directionality of non-HTML elements work
differently.

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