[Bug 10807] i18n comment 1 : new attribute: ubi


--- Comment #18 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> 2010-10-19 08:00:32 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #14)
> 3. As far as I understand, adding an "auto" value to the CSS direction property
> is a non-starter. Fantasai should be able to provide more details. For this
> reason, I am also reopening bug 10808.

Having dir values that don't map to CSS will be problematic for implementors,
since the dir attribute is currently implemented 100% by mapping to CSS.
Getting the right interaction with the values that *do* map to CSS would be
particularly tricky. I expect the likely outcome would be to map to a
nonstandard CSS value for the direction property. That seems to me like CSS is
falling down on the job.

Maybe it would have been better if CSS never got involved in defining
directionality, but that's not the world we live in. Having text direction
controlled by a mix of CSS and non-CSS mechanisms is likely to be needlessly
confusing and hard to implement.

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Received on Tuesday, 19 October 2010 08:00:41 UTC