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Re: directionality of a notification

From: Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu <kennyluck@csail.mit.edu>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 00:00:43 +0800
Message-ID: <4F37E22B.8020800@csail.mit.edu>
To: "Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin" <aharon@google.com>
CC: John Gregg <johnnyg@google.com>, Web Notification WG <public-web-notification@w3.org>, ML publc-i18n-bidi <public-i18n-bidi@w3.org>
(12/02/12 23:28), Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin wrote:
> We decided not to try to derive the direction from the element enclosing
> the script, or even from the overall page direction, because it makes it
> very difficult to code scripts if the strings they display are interpreted
> one way in one page and another way in another.
> I think that the same reasoning applies here. The "auto" value should not
> mean inheritance, but first-strong estimation, and should in fact be the

That sounds good. I think the remaining questions are

1) Do we still need a value for a state that does the "inheritance"?
2) Do we actually need the dir attribute on interface Notification at all?

I guess the answer to the first question is "no" according to what you
just said. This has the advantage that we don't need to work out all the
inheritance logic and feedback 1. in my original mail gets resolved by
itself. We also don't need to come up with a keyword for this state.

I can't answer question 2. but if we are making analogy with alert() and
confirm() my guess is that the answer is "no" as well?

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