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Re: Proposal for new direction attribute

From: Amir E. Aharoni <amir.aharoni@mail.huji.ac.il>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:19:40 +0530
Message-ID: <CACtNa8s5vwzFxa67t=yuzMUxDr4EhGSDcap7+NSB5QK2pHsNoA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: www International <www-international@w3.org>, public-i18n-bidi@w3.org
The direction/dir transition plan is nice.

It's a bit disappointing, though, that neither of the following
suggestions was considered:
1. Make any element with an explicit lang or dir attribute
bidi-isolated by default

2. Apply the direction according to language

Is there, maybe, a plan to consider this in the future?

Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
‪“We're living in pieces,
I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore‬

2013/2/20 Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>:
> Unicode 6.3 will shortly be released, and will contain new control codes
> (RLI, LRI, FSI, PDI) to enable authors to express isolation at the same time
> as direction in inline bidirectional text. The Unicode Consortium recommends
> that isolation be used as the default for all future inline bidirectional
> text embeddings.
> The i18n WG has been discussing how to ensure that HTML5 encourages and
> enables content authors to adopt and apply isolation *as the default*
> whenever they set direction on inline content, and discourage future use of
> dir=rtl or dir=ltr (which does not produce isolation).
> The proposal of the WG, with rationales, can be found at
> http://www.w3.org/International/wiki/Html-bidi-isolation
> i18n WG folks, please let me know asap if you think this needs changing in
> some way.
> RI
> --
> Richard Ishida
> W3C
> http://rishida.net/
Received on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 14:01:57 UTC

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