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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 15:22:59 -0800
Message-ID: <38B31A53.E52AB1A@eng.sun.com>
CC: www-html@w3.org
Nir Dagan wrote:
> 
[...]
> Also:
> 3. It would make sense to have all BiDi related HTML features
>    in one module.

The HTML WG has already responded to comments regarding this issue in
another forum. The problem is that one part of this solution is a 
'global' attribute ('dir') that must be declared early in the DTD 
(so that it is part of %Common.attrib;), and the declarations for 
the <bdo> element must occur later, with the rest of the element 
declarations. There's no way to put this in one module, sort of a
chicken-and-egg problem, so there is a %XHTML.bidi; parameter entity
that turns on and off the inclusion of the 'dir' attribute and the
BDO Module.

I'm very curious as to how XML Schemas will do this, as they seem to
have none of the conditional section functionality so heavily used in
m12n. But thank goodness, it's not my problem.

Murray

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