Open Bug 675943 Opened 9 years ago Updated 10 months ago

Need support for dirname attribute

Categories

(Core :: DOM: Core & HTML, defect)

defect
Not set

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(Reporter: aharon, Unassigned)

References

(Blocks 1 open bug, )

Details

(Keywords: dev-doc-needed, html5)

Attachments

(1 file)

Attached file dirname.html
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/534.30 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/12.0.742.122 Safari/534.30




Expected results:

HTML5 added a new attribute for <input> and <textarea>, dirname (http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-dirname-attribute):

"A form control dirname attribute on a form control element enables the submission of the directionality of the element, and gives the name of the field that contains this value during form submission. If such an attribute is specified, its value must not be the empty string."

Please note that the directionality is always either "ltr" or "rtl". It is never "auto" or "" or null.

Example:

<form action="addcomment.cgi" method=post>
 <p><label>Comment: <input type=text name="comment" dirname="comment.dir" required></label></p>
 <p><button name="mode" type=submit value="add">Post Comment</button></p>
</form>
When the user submits the form, the user agent includes three fields, one called "comment", one called "comment.dir", and one called "mode"; so if the user types "Hello", the submission body might be something like:

comment=Hello&comment.dir=ltr&mode=add
If the user manually switches to a right-to-left writing direction and enters "مرحبًا", the submission body might be something like:

comment=%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%AD%D8%A8%D9%8B%D8%A7&comment.dir=rtl&mode=add
Blocks: html5bidi
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: General → HTML: Form Submission
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows 7 → All
QA Contact: general → form-submission
Hardware: x86_64 → All
Depends on: DirAuto
Duplicate of this bug: 850337
The URL of the specification changed and is now available here:

http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/forms.html#submitting-element-directionality:-the-dirname-attribute (latest HTML 5 Working Draft)
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/forms.html#submitting-element-directionality:-the-dirname-attribute (latest HTML 5.1 Nightly)

One of these URLs should be added to the 'URL' field. (I don't have the rights to do that.)

Sebastian
Fine for me.

So now this just needs someone to implement.

Sebastian
Component: HTML: Form Submission → DOM: Core & HTML
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