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dir isolation tests

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:45:40 +0100
Message-ID: <539F1F34.1050607@w3.org>
To: www International <www-international@w3.org>, "public-i18n-bidi@w3.org" <public-i18n-bidi@w3.org>
I wrote some tests to check whether browsers support bidi isolation of 
elements with dir attributes, and whether they treat such elements in 
the same way as a neutral character wrt the surrounding text.

No browser yet does that by default, though we are expecting that that 
will soon change.

You can see the tests by clicking on the links to the left of the tables 
at 
http://www.w3.org/International/tests/repository/html5/the-dir-attribute/results-dir-isolation.

In a second table, lower down that page, are results for the same tests 
when a CSS shim is used, as recommended by our bidi articles for content 
authors[1].  With the exception of IE and a rare case in Firefox (for 
now), you can see that the shim produces good results.

I plan to submit a pull request to include these in the HTML test suite 
soon.  If you have any comments, please send to these lists asap.

Thanks,
RI



[1] http://www.w3.org/International/articles/inline-bidi-markup/#html5markup
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