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Re: bidi discussion list was: Bidi Markup vs Unicode control characters

From: Ognyan Kulev <ogi@fmi.uni-sofia.bg>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 09:32:06 +0300
Message-ID: <42F99F66.9080207@fmi.uni-sofia.bg>
To: Stephen Deach <sdeach@adobe.com>
Cc: Tex Texin <tex@xencraft.com>, Addison Phillips <addison.phillips@quest.com>, www-international@w3.org, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>

Stephen Deach wrote:
>   It may be a mistake for section 508 to require the ability to 
> completely turn off attached style sheets, since this will render many 
> non-(X)HTML documents unusable (whether the style-sheets are CSS or 
> XSLT). It should be possible for the browser/reader to override aspects 
> of the styling such as background, text-color, and size for readability 
> purposes (in CSS, by appending a user-specified style sheet to the 
> existing cascade). If it is required to be able to turn-off/ignore the 
> attached/referenced style sheets (and I am forwarding this internally to 
> check with our accessibility and section 508 compliance expert), then it 
> may be necessary to add an xml:dir attribute so that directionality and 
> language can both be encoded via markup when xml content is not xhtml.

Isn't direction implied in xml:lang which is part of the core XML spec?

Received on Wednesday, 10 August 2005 06:24:22 UTC

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