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Re: Tags for aligning in both Left To Right and Right To Left directions properly.

From: Helmut Wollmersdorfer <helmut@wollmersdorfer.at>
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2007 20:20:00 +0100
Message-ID: <45EF1060.40704@wollmersdorfer.at>
To: www-html@w3.org

Wouter Wessels wrote:

> When you align a piece of text 'left' in an Englis page, chances are you 
> want it aligned 'right' in an Arabic page.

> How wonderful would the world be if there were 2 extra values that one 
> could use in the align argument in for instance <td align="something"> 
> </td>

The 'dir' (direction) attribute does not work for you?

Can you give examples, where 'dir' does not work, or is uncomfortable?

AFAIK block elements should inherited the direction from the parent element.

Helmut Wollmersdorfer
Received on Wednesday, 7 March 2007 19:24:47 UTC

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