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IRIs and bidi: Addition regarding higher-level protocols

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 17:07:42 -0500
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To: public-iri@w3.org, bidi@unicode.org

As a result of discussions in the Unicode technical committee about
tweaks to the Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm (see issue 13 at
http://www.unicode.org/review/ and the actual draft at
http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr9/tr9-12.html), Michel Suignard
has suggested making clear in the IRI spec that the provision
for higher-level protocols to be able to change the bidi algorithm
should not be misused to change the display behavior of IRIs.

I have added the following text to the first paragraph in the
section "Logical Storage and Visual Presentation":

The Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm (<xref target="UNI9"/>,
Section 4.3) permits higher-level protocols to influence bidirectional
rendering. Such changes by higher-level protocols MUST NOT be used
if they change the rendering of IRIs.

Please check this in the draft version linked from

Michel, others, any comments?

Regards,   Martin.
Received on Wednesday, 4 February 2004 17:08:08 UTC

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