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Re: neutral paragraphs in unicode-bidi:plaintext

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 22:41:16 -0800
Message-ID: <4D65FD8C.8080905@inkedblade.net>
To: "Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin" <aharon@google.com>
CC: W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>, "public-i18n-bidi@w3.org" <public-i18n-bidi@w3.org>
On 12/15/2010 02:23 PM, Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin wrote:
> Currently, the CSS Writing Modes Module Level 3 spec on unicode-bidi:plaintext
> <http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-writing-modes/#unicode-bidi> states:
>
> "However, if no direction-determining character is found in step P2, then the value of the ‘direction’ property is used instead."
>
> I now believe that this exception is counterproductive. The whole idea of unicode-bidi:plaintext is to display (HTML-escaped)
> plain-text content in <pre> and <textarea> the way it would be displayed in a fully UBA-compliant plain-text editor, where it
> may have been authored, and this deviation from the UBA breaks that.
>
> Thus, I believe that this sentence should be removed.

Fixed in the latest editor's draft.

~fantasai
Received on Thursday, 24 February 2011 06:43:56 GMT

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