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For review: Update to What you need to know about the bidi algorithm and inline markup

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:04:21 +0000
Message-ID: <52D96295.3000107@w3.org>
To: www International <www-international@w3.org>, public-i18n-bidi@w3.org
An updated version of What you need to know about the bidi algorithm and 
inline markup[1] is out for wide review. We are looking for comments 
over the next two weeks. After the review period is over, this content 
will be copied to the same location as the current version of What you 
need to know about the bidi algorithm and inline markup[2] and the URL 
of the updated version will cease to exist.

The update rewrites the article to reflect the recent changes in bidi 
markup in the HTML5 specification.

Technically speaking, the main change is that the dir attribute now 
isolates text by default with respect to the bidi algorithm. Isolation 
as a default is the recommendation of the Unicode Standard as of version 
6.3.

 From a less technical point of view, the main advantages to the update 
are that the new methods introduced here reduce the need to use a new 
approach when the direction of content is known, and therefore makes for 
a much simpler transition for both content authors and browser 
developers to support the advances in the handling of bidirectional text 
content. At the same time, these approaches have good results for 
existing legacy content.

Please send comments to www-international@w3.org and start the subject 
line with [inline bidi update].

Thank you.



[1] http://www.w3.org/International/articles/inline-bidi-markup/update

[2] http://www.w3.org/International/articles/inline-bidi-markup/
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