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Arabic XML question

From: Sandra Bostian <sbos@loc.gov>
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 15:41:26 -0400
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I'm working on some training materials and I have a question about Arabic usage in XML elements and the order of tags in a bidi environment. Normally, in an LTR environment you would get this:

<name>content</name>

I'm assuming the order of start and end tags would remain the same in a bidi environment, with both Arabic language content and element names, because these are processor rules and they are expecting a particular syntax. But I couldn't find anything confirming or disputing this. Can anyone confirm or point me to something that would say that this should not be the way things are:

</eman>tnetnoc<eman> or <eman/>tnetnoc<eman>

and that it should be:

<eman>tnetnoc</eman>

Thanks,
Sandy



Sandy Bostian
Digital Conversion Specialist
Library of Congress
Meeting of Frontiers: http://frontiers.loc.gov
202-707-2342
sbos@loc.gov
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