[Bug 10809] New: i18n comment 3 : new attribute: submitdir


           Summary: i18n comment 3 : new attribute: submitdir
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: public-i18n-bidi@w3.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org, public-i18n-bidi@w3.org

Comment from the i18n review of:

Comment 3
At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/html5-bidi/
Editorial/substantive: S
Tracked by: AL

Location in reviewed document:
undefined [http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/spec.html#contents]

Comment:This is a part of the proposals made by the "Additional Requirements
for Bidi in HTML" W3C First Public Working Draft. For a full description of the
use cases, please see 
. Here is the proposal made there:

Support a new attribute, tentatively named submitdir, in <input> and
<textarea>. Its presence will specify that when the element is a "successful
control" (i.e. its value is to be included in the form submission), then the
value of the element's computed direction (at submission time) is also to be
included in the submission, as an additional "successful control". (Reminder:
the computed direction is the bottom-line "ltr" or "rtl" being used to display
the element; it never takes on any other value. It is available as the value of
the CSS direction property for the element.)

The additional control's name is to be the element's control name suffixed with
"_dir". If the form contains other control(s) with the same control name as the
additional control, the additional control will still be submitted alongside
them; it is up to the application to sort out what the different control values

The value of the submitdir attribute is immaterial; it would normally be an
empty string (when the attribute is present without a value) or "submitdir".

For example, let's assume that a dir attribute value to indicate direction
estimation is "auto", and an RTL page contains the following form:

<form action="foo" method="get"> 

 <input type="text" name="mytest" dir="auto" submitdir /> 


Then, if the user typed in the LTR value "hello", the submission URL would be

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Received on Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:25:33 UTC