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[Bug 11211] New: Need a way to force a line wrap with the bidi semantics of LINE SEPARATOR when necessary.

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Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2010 22:37:26 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11211

           Summary: Need a way to force a line wrap with the bidi
                    semantics of LINE SEPARATOR when necessary.
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: pre-LC1 HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: aharon.lists.lanin@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Bug 10828, when fixed, will define <br> as a paragraph break for bidi purposes,
in order to match widespread usage and the way IE and WebKit treat it today
(despite the HTML 4 spec saying otherwise).

Nevertheless, as bug 10828 states, we still need a way, at times, to force a
line wrap with the bidi behavior that the Unicode Bidi Algorithm assigns to the
LINE SEPARATOR character, i.e. the bidi behavior that <br> was defined to have
in HTML 4.01, and which is the way that Firefox and Opera currently treat <br>.

For use case see bug 10828, comment 18.

<http://www.w3.org/International/docs/html-bidi-requirements/#br-as-separator>
suggests (and bug 10828 used to include) addressing this by adding a
bidibreak=soft|hard attribute that would determine the behavior of <br> in its
descendants (defaults to hard for the root element).

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