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

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Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2013 06:21:08 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=18340

--- Comment #14 from Simon Montagu <smontagu@smontagu.org> ---
Sorry to have taken so long to comment here.

I don't know of any localization of Firefox that uses the option to change the
default document direction, although the possibility does exist in theory.

I think comment 3 goes beyond what I said about this, especially the part about
"overwhelmingly".

At the other extreme, I think the "99%+ of the pages on the internet" in
comment 2 is a great exaggeration. I see pages almost every day that don't use
the dir attribute properly and I need to switch the document direction to read
them comfortably, for example http://www.soulandgone.com/

Am I right in thinking that the controversial part here is the configurable
default, and having UI to change the document direction on the fly is not
controversial?

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