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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: Wed, 03 Nov 2010 19:26:06 +0000
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--- Comment #17 from Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3cbug@gmail.com> 2010-11-03 19:26:06 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #15)
> Granted. Which is why it would have been better to make all freeform text
> attributes elements instead, but it's a little late for that.

This seems like it would be pretty hard to do for something like title="".

> For title, this is true, but a little-known workaround. For alt, the workaround
> does not work, since the alt needs to be specified on an <img>, not on a <span>
> around it. On the other hand, setting the alt's direction directly on the img's
> dir attribute currently does not seem to have any effect except the desired one
> for the alt, but this is not entirely obvious, and is also a workaround.

It seems to me like the workarounds are logical enough that they're better
overall than trying to add new direction attributes for every single attribute
that accepts plaintext.

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