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Re: Bidi Markup vs Unicode control characters

From: Matitiahu Allouche <matial@il.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 10:02:39 +0300
To: Tex Texin <tex@xencraft.com>
Cc: WWW International <www-international@w3.org>, www-international-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF4469B880.3233D5A7-ONC2257054.0025B2F8-C2257054.0026B2DD@il.ibm.com>
Tex Texin asks whether to favor HTML markup or Bidi control characters 
(Unicode TR20 recommends using markup).

Because markup is part of HTML, it has potential for better integration 
with other aspects of HTML.  For instance, the direction attribute implies 
alignment, unless alignment is explicitly specified: LTR direction implies 
align="left" and RTL direction implies align="right", which makes a lot of 
sense.  This is not achieved when using Bidi control characters.

Not a show stopper, but a consideration for saving some authoring work and 
ensuring better default behavior.

Shalom (Regards),  Mati
           Bidi Architect
           Globalization Center Of Competency - Bidirectional Scripts
           IBM Israel
Received on Friday, 5 August 2005 07:02:53 GMT

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