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[Bug 17835] The directionality of a textarea should be determined based on its parent if its value does not have any strong characters

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Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 03:39:13 +0000
To: public-i18n-bidi@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-17835-3860-dHPCsz0am0@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=17835

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

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
         Resolution|FIXED                       |---

--- Comment #14 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> ---
But I'm not sure it makes 100% sense.

Consider this:

   <body dir=rtl><textarea dir=auto></textarea>

If you focus the control, and press the space bar, surely you're not saying the
cursor should jump from the right hand side to the left hand side? And then if
you press a single Arabic character it should jump back to the right hand side?

I agree that <textarea dir=auto> and <pre dir=auto> should render the same, but
why does it therefore follow that <textarea dir=auto>--></textarea> should
render as a right-pointing arrow rather than a left-pointing arrow?

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