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RE: Comment on Requirements for Language and Direction Metadata in Data Formats (Editor's Draft 13 July 2017)

From: Matitiahu Allouche <matitiahu.allouche@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:38:36 +0300
To: "'Phillips, Addison'" <addison@lab126.com>, <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <088d01d2fec7$526bf700$f743e500$@gmail.com>
I understand what you say. But the subject of supplementing the text with bidi controls is amply treated in section 4.4.  Here in the introduction, the reader has not yet heard of first-strong heuristics.

I see your updated example and it is better. I suggest changing the comment to 

                // contains the Unicode bidi control LRM as first character to denote a left-to-right direction

This is a bit heavy but has the necessary information.

BTW, is it obvious for the non-programmer readers that // identifies a comment?

 

Shalom (Regards),  Mati

 

From: Phillips, Addison [mailto:addison@lab126.com] 
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2017 1:23 AM
To: Matitiahu Allouche; www-international@w3.org
Subject: RE: Comment on Requirements for Language and Direction Metadata in Data Formats (Editor's Draft 13 July 2017)

 

Hi Mati,

 

Thanks for the comments.

 

The &lrm; is meant to illustrate using an LRM (a Unicode bidi control) as a substitute for external metadata. Of course, the <span> element also has a dir attribute for the same reason. Probably I should split this into two examples.

 

Addison

 

From: Matitiahu Allouche [mailto:matitiahu.allouche@gmail.com] 
Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2017 3:40 PM
To: www-international@w3.org
Subject: Comment on Requirements for Language and Direction Metadata in Data Formats (Editor's Draft 13 July 2017)

 

In 1.1 "Why is this important?", there is a suggested work-around like follows:

"title": "&lt;span lang='en-US' dir='ltr'>&amp;lrm;Mobi Dick&lt;/span>"

 

The &amp;lrm; does not contribute anything useful, thus it would better be removed from the suggestion.

 

Shalom (Regards),  Mati

 
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