How can we improve the Microsoft Edge developer experience?

Support dir="auto"

dir="auto" dramatically simplifies dealing with variable and user-generated content whose language is not known.
It'd also allow site generators that convert from formats like Markdown to almost automagically support mixed-direction document with almost no changes to the generator — they just has to slap dir=auto all over the place. While not perfect, it's about the best that can be done when the input doesn't contain language information.

Browser support: Firefox, Chromium, Safari, Opera

To be useful for flipped layout, you'd also need to support CSS logical properties e.g. `text-align: start`:

Ideally dir="auto" should also trigger bidi isolation
but that's pretty orthogonal — most of the value here is in autodetected base direction and automatically flipped layout.

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