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[Bug 10808] text with unknown direction gets corrupted when inserted in content with opposite direction

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Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2010 11:52:15 +0000
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--- Comment #27 from Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> 2010-11-03 11:52:12 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #26)
> Comment 20 is very helpful, thanks. That's what bugs should be. :-)
> Based on this, I agree that dir=auto is a good solution.
> Is CSS is going to be changed so that instead of dir=rtl/dir=ltr/dir=auto
> mapping straight to direction:ltr/direction:rtl/direction:auto we have them map
> as follows:
>    :ltr { direction: ltr; }
>    :rtl { direction: rtl; }
> ...with dir=rtl, =ltr, and =auto setting some logical flag in the markup? If
> so, I can spec the HTML side of that.

Yes, the intention is that @dir=auto maps to 'direction:ltr' or 'direction:rtl'
on the CSS side.

If this isn't already captured in Writing Modes or Text, it will be shortly, as
this precise question was brought up during the FtF on Monday.

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