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Re: i18n comments:

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 17:01:15 +0900
Message-ID: <4BB05E4B.7070605@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
CC: Felix Sasaki <felix.sasaki@fh-potsdam.de>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, Addison Phillips <addison@amazon.com>, "public-i18n-core@w3.org" <public-i18n-core@w3.org>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
[comments below]

On 2010/03/27 18:49, Marcos Caceres wrote:

> Thanks Felix, I will update the schema. However, the BIDI spec warns,
> for security reasons, to avoid the overrides so I didn't include them
> into our spec. Should I put lro and rlo into the spec regardless? the
> spec now contains a note about this in the dir section:
> Note:
> Under the guidance of the [BIDI] specification, the values that would
> allow directional overrides in this specifications, namely Left-to-Right
> Override (LRO) and Right-to-Left Override (RLO), have deliberately been
> left out of this specification because of security concerns (see
> [UTR36]). Authors wanting to override the [BIDI] algorithm can do so by
> using [XML] entities and the appropriate Unicode directional markers.

Reading this note, it seems to make NO sense whatever for me to leave 
out the lro/rlo values. Essentially, the Note tells you that there is a 
security problem that apparently was addressed, and then it goes on to 
tell you how to circumvent the solution. Or did I get something wrong?

Regards,    Martin.

#-# Martin J. Dürst, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
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