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Comment on ITS 2.0 specification WD, i18n-ISSUE-214: directionality should be made normative, with informative additions

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:44:41 +0000
Message-ID: <50F70329.3060806@w3.org>
To: public-multilingualweb-lt-comments@w3.org, www International <www-international@w3.org>
8.5 Directionality

Since the section on directionality is unchanged from ITS 1.0, and since 
some implementers are addressing directionality in reference 
implementations, this section should be normative.

It may benefit from a non-normative note or section that explains how 
changes are likely in the near future, and the exact form of those 
changes is currently under discussion in the i18n, HTML and CSS Working 
Groups. The changes are expected to include ways of specifying isolation 
when setting base direction, which will likely supercede the ltr and rtl 
values as the default. A future version of ITS should address those changes.

[This comment not checked by i18n WG, but based on telecon discussions.]

Richard Ishida
Internationalization Activity Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

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