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neutral paragraphs in unicode-bidi:plaintext

From: Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin <aharon@google.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 00:23:52 +0200
Message-ID: <AANLkTikEYZxXmBNTT2QLC9d_jeU2KXeCjYxhbfmqWR6u@mail.gmail.com>
To: W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>, "public-i18n-bidi@w3.org" <public-i18n-bidi@w3.org>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Currently, the CSS Writing Modes Module Level 3 spec on

"However, if no direction-determining character is found in step P2, then
the value of the ‘direction’ property is used instead."

I now believe that this exception is counterproductive. The whole idea of
unicode-bidi:plaintext is to display (HTML-escaped) plain-text content in
<pre> and <textarea> the way it would be displayed in a fully UBA-compliant
plain-text editor, where it may have been authored, and this deviation from
the UBA breaks that.

Thus, I believe that this sentence should be removed.

Received on Wednesday, 15 December 2010 22:24:42 UTC

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