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Re: Need to clarify the effects of bidi paragraph breaks

From: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 16:43:21 +1100
Message-ID: <4D09A6F9.4010304@css-class.com>
To: "Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin" <aharon@google.com>
CC: W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "public-i18n-bidi@w3.org" <public-i18n-bidi@w3.org>
On 16/12/2010 4:01 PM, Alan Gresley wrote:
> On 16/12/2010 9:11 AM, Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin wrote:
>> Further down in the same major section, the definition of
>> unicode-bidi:plaintext<http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-writing-modes/#unicode-bidi>
>> states:
>> "For the purposes of the Unicode bidirectional algorithm, the base
>> directionality of each "paragraph" for which the element is the
>> containing
>> block element is determined not by the element's computed ‘direction’ as
>> usual, but by following rules P1, P2, and P3 of the Unicode bidirectional
>> algorithm."
> Above I see "which the element." I have know idea what element is being
> referred to here. This paragraph also seems to suggest an added meaning
> of a containing block. What is a containing block element?

Should this read *containing block-level element*? I was thinking that 
it was referring to the CSS term, *containing block*.

Alan http://css-class.com/

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