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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, 02 Nov 2010 21:45:18 +0000
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Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|ASSIGNED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #13 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2010-11-02 21:45:17 UTC ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale:

I don't think that having an attribute for each freeform text attribute to
specify its direction (and presumably another to specify its language) is a
scalable solution or particularly good language design.

I don't see why we'd discourage people from using bidi formatting characters in
freeform (markup-free) text. Bidi named character references seem reasonable to
me (but file another bug if you want them). I don't really follow why you'd
need to dynamically change the direction of an "alt" attribute or why doing so
is easier with an attribute than using bidi formatting characters. Also, with
regard to using the latter, they don't have to be invisible if we use character
references (named or numeric).

The problem described also seems already solvable using nested elements.

In conclusion, I maintain that the conclusion drawn in comment 3 still holds.

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