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dir/lang proposal

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 10:39:53 +0200
Message-ID: <CADnb78j8d0e4FyFeEVCEGrLYv+C8HV1w0GWyZPexeSjrfqDkaA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Web Notification WG <public-web-notification@w3.org>
There have been several concerns raised with the current solution for direction:

* Too much complexity for developers
* Not widely supported on platforms yet
* Does not indicate the direction for the notification as a whole
* Does not deal with direction changes within the same piece of text

Going back to a single dir attribute for now makes sense to me,
extending it later once we have some more deployment experience. We
can then provide a specific override for the body text, rather than
have a dir for each piece of text independently.

I think we should do the same for lang. So just have the dictionary
take a dir and lang member for now, extending it later as usage
problems arise.

For error handling I suggest we ignore the lang member and treat the
language as unknown if its value could not be parsed (rather than


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