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RE: Issue 3466, including action items http://www.w3.org/2006/09/20-i18nits-minutes.html#action02 and item http://www.w3.org/2006/09/20-i18nits-minutes.html#action11

From: Lieske, Christian <christian.lieske@sap.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 17:45:57 +0200
Message-ID: <544FBEB6875DAA46A08323B58D26B8011E8295@dewdfe14.wdf.sap.corp>
To: "Richard Ishida" <ishida@w3.org>, "Felix Sasaki" <fsasaki@w3.org>, <public-i18n-its@w3.org>

Hi Richard, all,

I am fine with the rewrite which Richard suggests.

Cheers,
Christian 

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Ishida [mailto:ishida@w3.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 2:01 PM
To: Lieske, Christian; 'Felix Sasaki'; public-i18n-its@w3.org
Subject: RE: Issue 3466, including action items
http://www.w3.org/2006/09/20-i18nits-minutes.html#action02 and item
http://www.w3.org/2006/09/20-i18nits-minutes.html#action11



I'm afraid I think much of this as it stands, and even with Christian's
suggested edits, is completely wrong.  The values of the directionality
dc
don't rely on CSS properties - the expected behaviour might.

Note that dir="rtl" or dir="ltr" doesn't express the specific
directionality
of character sequences - it just provides the directional *context* for
the
bidi algorithm to go to work.

I would suggest the following rewrite for this section:



The Directionality data category allows the user to specify the base
writing
direction of blocks, embeddings and overrides for the Unicode
bidirectional
algorithm. It has four values: "ltr", "rtl", "lro" and "rlo".

Note:
ITS defines only the values of the Directionality data category and
their
inheritance. The behavior of text labelled in this way may vary,
according
to the implementation. Implementors are encouraged, however, to model
the
behavior on that described in the CSS 2.1 specification or its
successor. In
such a case, the effect of the data category's values would correspond
to
the following CSS rules:

    * Data category value: "ltr" (left-to-right text)
	CSS rule: [dir="ltr"] { unicode-bidi: embed; direction: ltr}
    * Data category value: "rtl" (right-to-left text)
	CSS rule: [dir="rtl"] { unicode-bidi: embed; direction: rtl}
    * Data category value: "lro" (left-to-right override)
	CSS rule: [dir="lro"] { unicode-bidi: bidi-override; direction:
ltr}
    * Data category value: "rlo" (right-to-left override)
	CSS rule: [dir="rlo"] { unicode-bidi: bidi-override; direction:
rtl}

More information about how to use this data category is provided by
[Bidi
Article].




> Hi all,
> 
> I implemented issue 3466, which includes:
> - action item 
> http://www.w3.org/2006/09/20-i18nits-minutes.html#action02
> Felix to draft a text for the CSS issue. See 
> http://www.w3.org/International/its/itstagset/itstagset.html#d
> irectionality-definition
> for the text.
> - action item 
> http://www.w3.org/2006/09/20-i18nits-minutes.html#action11
> Felix to implement http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=3466.
> This encompasses a subsection 3.5 on "Usage of 
> Internationalized Resource Identifiers in ITS", the delition 
> of conformance clause 2-2 for ruby / directionality , and the 
> change of references (Ruby and directionality are only 
> non-normative referenced now).
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Felix
> 
> 
> 
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