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[Bug 10827] i18n comment 23 : script dialog text direction

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Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2010 20:21:46 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10827

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|ASSIGNED                    |RESOLVED
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--- Comment #15 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2010-12-03 20:21:45 UTC ---
> Thus, I believe that to require the
> behavior we want, the HTML spec must give some clear indication that the
> direction of script dialog text paragraphs must be determined without applying
> a higher-level protocol. The spec's current requirement does not seem to do so

Fixed.


> 2. [Editorial] It is better to stick to the term "text" instead of switching to
> the term "string" for no apparent reason ("A string provided by a script").

Scripts provide strings, strings contain text.


> 3. [Editorial] The repetition of the term "bidirectional algorithm" should be
> avoided if possible.

Why? Seems fine to me.


> Are you saying that you were trying to illustrate what can go wrong?

Yes. I've tried to make this clearer.


> I do not think that the spec should give buggy code as an
> example, especially without stating extremely clearly that it is buggy and
> without giving a correct version.

It's not buggy code for most purposes. You're simply not going to be able to
convince people writing LTR-only sites (e.g. the majority of Web authors) to
worry about what happens when their alert()s happen to start with user-provided
RTL text.

I've added an example that handles it correctly though.

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Status: Partially Accepted
Change Description: see diff given below
Rationale: see above

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