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dir attribute in HTML 5

From: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 11:51:14 +0900
Message-ID: <4797FD22.4050206@w3.org>
To: public-i18n-core@w3.org

Hi all,

I had a look at
were it says
"The processing of this attribute depends on the presentation layer. For 
example, CSS 2.1 defines a mapping from this attribute to the CSS 
'direction' and 'unicode-bidi' properties, and defines rendering in 
terms of those properties."
This is quite different to HTML 4
which contains references for implementers of the Unicode BIDI 
algorithm, or ITS
which points to CSS 2.1 definitions not "For example", but recommends to 
use these.

I would propose to make a comment on HTML 5 that they should follow the 
ITS approach, that is to be more specific about the required semantics 
and recommend CSS 2.1

Any thoughts?

Received on Thursday, 24 January 2008 02:51:27 UTC

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