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[Bug 7278] numbers seem ignorant of i18n - is <meter>10,3</meter> taken as 10? requirements for number may expand to include, i.e.: U+002C COMMA for European №

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Date: Wed, 09 Sep 2009 10:32:42 +0000
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Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2009-09-09 10:32:42 ---
If you're doing anything more complicated than a straight integer ratio or
integer percentage, then use the attributes.

It won't work for _any_ language if you do more than that -- e.g. it won't
parse English thousands separators, or French decimal commas, or any number of
other typographic eccentricities.

The idea is just to provide a basic fallback that will be acceptable in legacy
browsers, it's not to provide a perfect experience for all users. If you're
spending the cycles to pretty-print the value, you can afford to also set the

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