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RE: Weird bidi behavior?

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 10:40:24 +0900
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To: "Richard Ishida" <ishida@w3.org>, <www-international@w3.org>

At 20:59 08/08/27, Richard Ishida wrote:
>Hmm. I couldn't think of anything.  Interesting that it does the same if you
>have a space inside the span after the period.  Also, I tried removing the
>period, but it made no difference.

Adding a period, an &lrm;, a space, or anything similar AFTER the
</span> helps.

>I also got the same result on IE, Opera
>and Firefox,

And I also got them on Safari.

>so it seems likely that it's following some rule in the

As Mati explained, yes.

Regards,    Martin.

>Richard Ishida
>Internationalization Lead
>W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: www-international-request@w3.org [mailto:www-international-
>> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Martin Duerst
>> Sent: 27 August 2008 11:44
>> To: www-international@w3.org
>> Subject: Weird bidi behavior?
>> Can somebody explain the bidi behavior of Case 2 at
>> http://www.sw.it.aoyama.ac.jp/2008/pub/bidi-test.html ?
>> The only difference between Case 1 and Case 2 is that
>> Case 2 uses dir='ltr' on the green <span>.

#-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, Assoc. Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
#-#-#  http://www.sw.it.aoyama.ac.jp       mailto:duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp     
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