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Re: bidi embedding for block-level elements

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 22:14:51 -0400
Message-ID: <4C4A4C9B.5070506@mit.edu>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, Simon Montagu <smontagu@smontagu.org>, www-html@w3.org, "'WWW International'" <www-international@w3.org>, "public-i18n-core@w3.org" <public-i18n-core@w3.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 7/23/10 4:35 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> This would mean you couldn't have more than about 60 inline<div>s nested
> inside each other without bidi breaking down. Is that an acceptable risk?

For what it's worth, Gecko has had "div { unicode-bidi: embed; }" in the 
UA stylesheet for about a year now in nightlies and for close to half a 
year in a shipping release (Firefox 3.6).  I don't believe we've had a 
single issue reported in that time.

> It seems like it would be a weird thing to tell authors.

Realistically, if you're the sort of author who nests divs with 
display:inline set on them 60 deep, I have no problem with telling you 
to set unicode-bidi on them too....  You're clearly not a fan of the 
default UA stylesheet in any case.  ;)

-Boris
Received on Saturday, 24 July 2010 02:16:34 GMT

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