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[Bug 10819] i18n comment 15 : option element should support the dir attribute and be displayed accordingly both in the dropdown and after being chosen

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--- Comment #3 from Aharon Lanin <aharon.lists.lanin@gmail.com> 2010-10-13 22:32:16 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #2)
> This is talking about direction.  Bug 10820 is talking about alignment. The two
> are distinct. One can have dir=ltr on an <option> (e.g. "mamma mia!", so it
> does not get displayed as "!mamma mia" in an RTL page) and yet have
> text-align:right, since one wants it to line up with the other options in the
> select. Both need to be obeyed when displaying the option - both before and
> after it has been selected.

Currently, no browser listens to the text-align on an <option> (or a <select>,
for that matter). Although bug 10820 used to demand that this change, I have
modified it to no longer do so.

On the other hand, I still very much want the direction (e.g. as set by the dir
attribute) on an <option> to be obeyed, both before and after it has been
selected. Currently this is only the case in Firefox.

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