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Re: Rewrites of bidi materials

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 17:10:27 +0900
Message-ID: <4E6F0FF3.5010207@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
CC: "public-i18n-core@w3.org" <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
Hello Richard,

I'm not sure about the timeline you're thinking about, but I think it's 
way too early to talk about these new bidi features to Web page authors 
at this point in time.

Before that is appropriate, two more things have to happen (under the 
assumption that the spec is really stable, which may be true but is 
quite optimistic). First, the new bidi stuff actually has to be 
implemented in browsers (and that may lead to additional feedback and at 
least tweaks in the spec). Second, the new implementations have to be 
deployed. At least for IE (which may still easily be the most important 
browser) and in particular for corporate environments, that may take 
quite a long time.

Regards,   Martin.

On 2011/09/13 3:26, Richard Ishida wrote:
> Folks, but especially Aharon and Mati,
>
> In August I started updating the main tutorial and article we have about
> bidi in HTML to include the recent additions to HTML5.
>
> I also pulled the details out of the current tutorial into articles (as
> for language and encoding resources before).
>
> I have some early drafts here, and would appreciate any comments
> (especially, of course, on the section called "Handling content whose
> direction is not known in advance" at
> http://www.w3.org/International/tutorials/new-bidi-xhtml/qa-html-dir#blockelements3)
>
>
> Here are the documents:
>
> Creating HTML Pages in Arabic, Hebrew and Other Right-to-left Scripts
> (tutorial format)
> http://www.w3.org/International/tutorials/new-bidi-xhtml/Overview.en.php
>
> Visual vs. logical ordering of text
> http://www.w3.org/International/tutorials/new-bidi-xhtml/qa-visual-vs-logical.en.php
>
>
> Text direction and structural markup in HTML
> http://www.w3.org/International/tutorials/new-bidi-xhtml/qa-html-dir.php
>
> What you need to know about the bidi algorithm and inline markup
> http://www.w3.org/International/tutorials/new-bidi-xhtml/Overview-inline.en.php
>
>
>
> Thanks,
> RI
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