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Re: [WIDGET PC] i18n comment 6: Use of its:dir

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2009 13:20:25 +0200
Cc: "'Marcos Caceres'" <marcosc@opera.com>, "'Phillips, Addison'" <addison@amazon.com>, <public-Webapps@w3.org>, <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
Message-Id: <4323A1C3-FFD2-4AD9-B923-D97C483DB42F@berjon.com>
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
On Jul 11, 2009, at 08:19 , Richard Ishida wrote:
> I didn't review the Widgets spec myself (we have so much to cover  
> that we have to share things around), but I'm starting to think  
> maybe I should try to find the time, if I can. For example, I  
> noticed that the its:dir attribute can be used on the name, author,  
> and description elements, but I would have expected that for a  
> widget in Persian, say, you'd just set the attribute on the widget  
> element and it should take care of all those without the author  
> having to separately and laboriously markup them up.  (Think about  
> HTML - you put dir on the html element, not on every p, div, list,  
> etc.)  You'd only need to use dir on name, author, span, etc if you  
> need to *change* the base direction.  (We had a similar gap in SVG  
> Tiny markup before Xmas, which they fixed as soon as we pointed it  
> out to them.)

Isn't that something that the ITS specification says (sorry, haven't  
read it in a while)? Just saying that its:dir support is required  
should imply that it is available on any element.

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Received on Saturday, 11 July 2009 11:21:01 UTC

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