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Re: [atom-syntax] Atom bidi

From: Nicolas Krebs <nicolas1.krebs3@netcourrier.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 21:52:47 +0200
To: atom-syntax@imc.org
Cc: www-international@w3.org
Message-Id: <mnet2.1175716367.3261.nicolas1.krebs3@netcourrier.com>

Update of my previous mail 

>From: Nicolas Krebs <nicolas1.krebs3@netcourrier.com>
>To: atom-syntax@imc.org, www-international@w3.org
>Subject: Re: [atom-syntax] Atom bidi
>Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 15:05:02 +0200

>James Snell wrote in http://www.imc.org/atom-syntax/mail-archive/msg18925.html
>> To: atom-syntax atom-syntax@imc.org
>> Subject: Atom bidi
>> From: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com
>> Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 13:20:28 -0700
>> As an alternative to adding the dir attribute to rfc4287, I've published
>> draft-snell-atompub-bidi-00.txt as an extension in a separate namespace.
>> As always, feedback is requested and welcome.

>There are at least 4 specifications to define the directionality of text 
>in xml format:  

specification: Atom Bidirectional Attribute
attribute: dir
values: ltr, rtl
xml namespace: http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom
status: working draft, not far from last call

>specification: XHTML 1.0
>URI: http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1 http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/REC-xhtml1-20020801
>attribute: dir
>values: ltr, rtl
>xml namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
>status: usable
>specification: XHTML 2.0
>URI: http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/mod-bidi.html#adef_bidi_dir 
>attribute: dir
>values: ltr, rtl, lro, rlo
>xml namespace: http://www.w3.org/2002/06/xhtml2/ 
>status: working draft

specification: Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) Version 1.0
URI: http://www.w3.org/TR/its/#directionality 

>attribute: dir
>values: ltr, rtl, lro, rlo
>xml namespace: http://www.w3.org/2005/11/its

>editor: W3C Internationalization Tag Set working group http://www.w3.org/International/its/

status: usable ( http://www.w3.org/News/2007#item64
http://www.w3.org/blog/International/2007/04/03/new_recommendation_internationalization__0 )

>See also 
>- Richard Ishida, "What you need to know about the bidi algorithm and inline 
>markup", http://www.w3.org/International/articles/inline-bidi-markup/
>- W3C Internationalization Tag Set working group, "Best Practices for XML 
>Internationalization", section 2.2 "Provide a way to specify text directionality", 
>- James Snell, "Adding bidi support to Atom", http://www.snellspace.com/wp/?p=470
>- James Snell, "Atom Bidirectional Extension", http://www.snellspace.com/wp/?p=484
>- "PaceAtomBidi", http://www.intertwingly.net/wiki/pie/PaceAtomBidi
>- "FAQ: Bidi formatting codes vs. markup in (X)HTML", 
>- "FAQ: CSS vs. markup for bidi support", 

- James Snell, "Atom and bidirectional characters", http://www.snellspace.com/wp/?p=464
- James Snell, "Updated Atom Bidi Draft", http://www.snellspace.com/wp/?p=535

Editor of urn:ietf:id:draft-snell-atompub-bidi-03 could either: 
- drop the draft and use its:dir instead of atom:dir
- add http://www.w3.org/TR/its/#directionality as Normative references
- add http://www.w3.org/TR/its/#directionality as Informative Reference 
- add http://www.w3.org/International/articles/inline-bidi-markup/ as 
 Informative Reference 
- let the draft without reference to ITS
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