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[Bug 23054] New: Input element should have css rules for dir=auto

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Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 22:56:47 +0000
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Message-ID: <bug-23054-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=23054

            Bug ID: 23054
           Summary: Input element should have css rules for dir=auto
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec
          Assignee: dave.null@w3.org
          Reporter: igor.o@sisa.samsung.com
        QA Contact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-admin@w3.org,
                    public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org

In the dir attribute spec[1], textarea and input(with type attribute is in the
Text, Search, Telephone, URL, or E-mail state) elements have the same behavior:

"If the element's value contains a character of bidirectional character type AL
or R, and there is no character of bidirectional character type L anywhere
before it in the element's value, then the directionality of the element is
'rtl'. [BIDI]"

However differently from textarea, input element does not have any css rule for
bidirectional text[2]. The textarea rule is:

textarea[dir=auto i]{ unicode-bidi: plaintext; }

[1] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/dom.html#the-dir-attribute
[2]
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/Overview.html#bidirectional-text

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