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[Bug 10818] i18n comment 14 : title and alt attribute direction and two new attributes: titledir and altdir

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Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 16:23:37 +0000
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--- Comment #11 from Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3cbug@gmail.com> 2010-10-19 16:23:37 UTC ---
I don't think using invisible characters should be mandated in cases where we
can reasonably avoid it.  They're extremely confusing and hard to work with --
you can argue this is just a tooling issue, but it's a ubiquitous one and I
don't think it's likely to change anytime soon (since most software isn't used
for dealing with mixed directionality much).  In some cases we need them, like
for <title> and attribute values and other things that have to be plaintext,
but we shouldn't require them in other cases if possible.

In this case, though, you can already solve the problem without the proposed
attributes and without invisible characters, albeit a bit clumsily.

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