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Re: [css3-writing-modes] i18n-ISSUE-167: Example of Bidirectional Text

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 22:50:34 +0100
Message-ID: <50B3E42A.6020205@kosek.cz>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
CC: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
Hi Elika,

On 26.11.2012 22:35, fantasai wrote:

>> I've been meaning to say for some years now that this is a very bad
>> example. It should use dedicated bidi specific markup (see
>> http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-bidi-css-markup#markup
>> "You should therefore use dedicated bidi markup whenever
>> it is available. Do not simply attach CSS styling to a general element
>> to achieve the effect."). Here is an proposal for an
>> alternative version of parts of the example.
> 
> I switched the example to use DocBook. Take a look and let me know if
> it's good?

I think that it would be better to use XML and not SGML for DocBook
example. Almost noone is using SGML version of DocBook now, except for
few legacy projects. So changing SGML->XML and putting attribute values
into quotes should make the trick.

Also in DocBook each section must have <title> element as a first child.

Otherwise I don't see any other DocBook issues in this example.

			Jirka

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