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Reminder: For review: Update to What you need to know about the bidi algorithm and inline markup

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:26:50 +0000
Message-ID: <52EFC34A.6010007@w3.org>
To: www International <www-international@w3.org>, public-i18n-bidi@w3.org
I'd like to publish this update before the end of this week, so if you 
have any comments, please send in the next two days.


On 17/01/2014 17:04, Richard Ishida wrote:
> An updated version of What you need to know about the bidi algorithm and
> inline markup[1] is out for wide review. We are looking for comments
> over the next two weeks. After the review period is over, this content
> will be copied to the same location as the current version of What you
> need to know about the bidi algorithm and inline markup[2] and the URL
> of the updated version will cease to exist.
> The update rewrites the article to reflect the recent changes in bidi
> markup in the HTML5 specification.
> Technically speaking, the main change is that the dir attribute now
> isolates text by default with respect to the bidi algorithm. Isolation
> as a default is the recommendation of the Unicode Standard as of version
> 6.3.
>  From a less technical point of view, the main advantages to the update
> are that the new methods introduced here reduce the need to use a new
> approach when the direction of content is known, and therefore makes for
> a much simpler transition for both content authors and browser
> developers to support the advances in the handling of bidirectional text
> content. At the same time, these approaches have good results for
> existing legacy content.
> Please send comments to www-international@w3.org and start the subject
> line with [inline bidi update].
> Thank you.
> [1] http://www.w3.org/International/articles/inline-bidi-markup/update
> [2] http://www.w3.org/International/articles/inline-bidi-markup/
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