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

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--- Comment #8 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2010-11-08 08:07:53 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #6)
> Yes. Have <br> insert LS instead of LF. :) Most implementations currently have
> lots of difficulty rendering LS... but theoretically it should work. :P

Where in CSS does it define that LS creates a new line box? I was considering
doing it this way but I couldn't find anything that defined this appropriately.
(It isn't obvious that it should Just Work, for the same reason e.g. CR and FF
don't "just work".)


The use case in comment 7 seems to be a presentation issue that should be
handled in CSS only.

Incidentally, are there any use cases for a <br> that _doesn't_ act as
described here in a bidi context? I know we have to make <br> act that way, I'm
just asking if there are any cases where one might actually legitimately _want_
to use <br> with mixed RTL and LTR text even though it breaks paragraphs. All
the cases I can think of are strictly presentational and would be best handled
by <p>... Am I missing any?

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