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Re: XHTML Basic and XHTML modularization: ACRONYM and BDO

From: Murray Altheim <altheim@eng.sun.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 10:44:27 -0800
Message-ID: <38B2D90B.1947D72D@eng.sun.com>
To: Jonny Axelsson <jonny@metastasis.net>
CC: www-html@w3.org
Jonny Axelsson wrote:
[...] 
> And as for BDO, what is the point with the BDO element, given that every
> applicable element, in particular SPAN, has a DIR attribute? What
> advantages has

BDO stands for 'bidirectional override' and is a necessary component for
i18n. You need a combination of a 'lang' or 'xml:lang' attribute, a 'dir'
attribute, and the ability to override direction using <bdo>. This is 
explained in some detail in the HTML 4.0 specification.

Murray

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Murray Altheim                            <mailto:altheim&#x40;eng.sun.com>
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