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[Bug 19207] New: i18n-ISSUE-194: Multiple sequential rt elements

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Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:58:41 +0000
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           Summary: i18n-ISSUE-194: Multiple sequential rt elements
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec
        AssignedTo: erika.doyle@microsoft.com
        ReportedBy: www-international@w3.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,

http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/the-ruby-element.html#the-ruby-element (4.6.20 The
ruby element) says that base text can be followed by "One or more rt elements",
which I assume refers to the fact that you can do something like

<ruby>BASE<rt>annotation 1<rt>annotation 2</ruby>

and expect that both annotations will be associated with the same base text.

In http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/the-rt-element.html (4.6.21 The rt element)
however, it says that

"An rt element that is a child of a ruby element represents an annotation
(given by its children) for the *zero* or more nodes of phrasing content *that
immediately precedes it* in the ruby element, ignoring rp elements." (my

This seems to imply that the second rt element contains an annotation for an
'empty' base text - ie. the annotation sits on the baseline after any preceding
base text. This is what Chrome currently does, but not what IE does - see

These two descriptions seem to be contradicting each other. Please resolve

(i18n WG endorsed)

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