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Re: FPWD of Additional Requirements for Bidi in HTML (rename BDI by SCE)

From: Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 13:33:38 +0000
Message-ID: <4B9E3732.8050309@emi.ac.ma>
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
CC: public-html@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org, public-i18n-bidi@w3.org
Dear all,

As mentioned in the last i18n teleconf, I suggest to rename the 'bdi' 
(Bidi Isolation) attribute by 'sce' (Self Containing Entity). Or 
something like.

The aim of the new markup (the proposed 'bdi') is to permit the user to 
define what he/she thinks of as a title, a brand name, and what else, 
and then should be rendered  visually as it is, i.e. independently from 
what precede or follow it.

I suggest going further, in order to permit the user to think in term of 
meaning of the content rather than in term of Bidi "strangeness".
Roughly speaking  'sce' should be to 'bdi' what <em> is to <i>.

Moreover, and for readability, 'sce' attribute without value seem to me 
more meaningful than 'bdi' itself.
<span sce dir="ltr"> -3 review.</span>


Regards, Najib

PS: I even wanted to suggest another element name, to reinforce the idea 
of bidi isolation.
<sce dir="ltr"> -3 review.</sce>

Richard Ishida wrote:
>  HTML folks,
>  Just to let you know the expectations of the i18n WG wrt this
>  document[1] which was published yesterday.  We do not expect the HTML
>  WG to review and comment on it just yet.
>  The document is still in early draft, and was published to facilitate
>  ongoing feedback from bidi experts and i18n folks. It also contains
>  some explicitly identified open issues.
>  The plan is to obtain feedback as soon as possible from bidi experts
>  and internationalization folks, then issue a new draft that
>  incorporates the results of those discussions.  Only at that point do
>  we plan to put the proposals to the HTML community and seek their
>  comments and commitment. Depending on the amount of discussion that
>  takes place, we would hope to publish the second draft in about a
>  month from now.
>  Best regards, RI
>  [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-html-bidi-20100304/
>  ============ Richard Ishida Internationalization Lead W3C (World Wide
>  Web Consortium)
>  http://www.w3.org/International/ http://rishida.net/
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