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Re: dir attribute in HTML 5

From: Addison Phillips <addison@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 18:59:37 -0800
Message-ID: <4797FF19.6040806@yahoo-inc.com>
To: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
CC: public-i18n-core@w3.org

Sounds appropriate to me.

Addison

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Chair -- W3C Internationalization Core WG

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Felix Sasaki wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> I had a look at
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-html5-20080122/#the-dir
> 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
> http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/dirlang.html#adef-dir
> which contains references for implementers of the Unicode BIDI 
> algorithm, or ITS
> http://www.w3.org/TR/its/#directionality-definition
> 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?
> 
> Felix
> 
> 
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