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[Bug 17814] it makes no sense to limit the placeholder attribute to values of the same direction as the <input>

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Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 21:20:48 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=17814

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
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--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2012-08-28 21:20:48 UTC ---
People don't know about these characters because they haven't needed to use
them. But if they want this to work, then they need to use them. So I don't see
why this would remain a truism forever.

There's nothing more magical or difficult about &#x202B; than <span dir=rtl>,
IMHO. If anything, I would say that the mistake we made was ever using
high-level markup for this character-level issue, as it means that every time
we have a non-markup-level problem, we are stuck. If we had always used
Unicode's characters, we could have avoided a whole class if issues.

I've added some examples of this in the spec.

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