From: Andreas Prilop (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Aug 14 2008 - 09:26:03 CDT
On Tue, 12 Aug 2008, Ed Trager wrote:
> Suppose we are creating an appropriately-localized data entry form
> for an RTL environment like Arabic or Hebrew with data entry elements
> such as:
> Name: [ ]
> Email: [ ]
> Birthday: [ ]
> It goes without saying that for the "Name:" <input> element (and
> other similar entry elements) we will set the CSS "direction" property
> to "rtl".
First, somebody might prefer his name to be written in Latin characters.
Second, Arabic and Hebrew letters go "automatically" from right to left
even with "dir=ltr".
> For the sake of simplicity, lets assume that this form is for
> a business application, and so the date element allows the user
> to enter a Gregorian date using digits only, at a minimum in
> ISO YYYY-MM-DD form.
That would even be too complicated for most Americans.
Split "Birthday" into three fields, "Year of birth", "month of birth",
"day of birth".
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