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Re: [widgets] dir and span elements

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2010 17:31:51 +0100
Message-ID: <b21a10671003060831o3f2eb650we6eb4ed51e0e40ae@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Phillips, Addison" <addison@amazon.com>
Cc: Scott Wilson <scott.bradley.wilson@gmail.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, "public-i18n-core@w3.org" <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 6:58 PM, Phillips, Addison <addison@amazon.com> wrote:
> Hi Scott,
>
> One reason to make 'dir' available on higher-level elements is that 'dir', like 'xml:lang', has scope. It is often useful to specify a "base" directionality for an entire document or block of elements rather than having to repeat it over-and-over on each affected element. I can agree that it might not make sense on every element and perhaps we should look at which structural elements in P&C make sense as a place to set a base directionality or directionality override.
>
> I also agree about making <span> available inside <license>. In fact, it is probably the *most* useful inside the license element.

In which elements the use of <span> is expected should now be clear in
the spec [1]:

[[
Context in which this element is used:
  As a child of the name, author, license, and/or description element.
]]

http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets/#the-span-element-and-its-attributes


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Marcos Caceres
http://datadriven.com.au
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