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Re: bidi embedding for block-level

From: Asmus Freytag <asmusf@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2010 20:13:58 -0700
Message-ID: <4C4CFD76.20805@ix.netcom.com>
To: CE Whitehead <cewcathar@hotmail.com>
CC: www-international@w3.org, www-html@w3.org, ian@hixie.ch, fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net, dbaron@dbaron.org, jackalmage@gmail.com

If the possibility of 30 nested bidi embeddings due to the mechanism 
under discussion is indeed remote, then you do have to ask yourself why 
would anyone bother to implement a defensive strategy against this 
particular remote outcome.

On the other hand, the idea of eliminating redundant embeddings on 
conversion to/from HTML still makes a lot of sense. Since they are 
invisible to the user without special authoring tool support, removing 
them is notionally similar to merging style runs on pasting.

Precisely because of the ceiling on embedding, redundant embeddings are 
not as harmless as other redundant features, so you could argue that 
their cleanup is essential for this ceiling to work.

Received on Monday, 26 July 2010 03:14:33 UTC

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