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[HTML5] i18n comment 2: bdo element doesn\'t leave rendering up to presentation layer

From: <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 16:14:59 +0000
To: public-html-comments@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org
Message-Id: <20080229161128.794254F35E@homer.w3.org>

Comment from the i18n review of:
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/

Comment 2
At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/0802-html5/
Editorial/substantive: S
Tracked by: RI

Location in reviewed document:
 
3.12.21 [http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#the-bdo]


Comment:
\"If the element has the dir [http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#dir] attribute set to the exact value ltr, then for the purposes of the bidi algorithm, the user agent must act as if there was a U+202D LEFT-TO-RIGHT OVERRIDE character at the start of the element, and a U+202C POP DIRECTIONAL FORMATTING at the end of the element.\"


\"If the element has the dir [http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#dir] attribute set to the exact value rtl, then for the purposes of the bidi algorithm, the user agent must act as if there was a U+202E RIGHT-TO-LEFT OVERRIDE character at the start of the element, and a U+202C POP DIRECTIONAL FORMATTING at the end of the element.\"


The section about the <bdo> element does *not* leave the expected behavior completely up to the presentation layer - which is confusing. Content authors need to know if they should use CSS, if CSS would override the specified behavior etc.
Received on Friday, 29 February 2008 16:11:44 GMT

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