5. Work out whether every inline can affect bidirectionality (CSS
style) or whether there's one special-purpose element (HTML and XSL
style, although I don't expect XHTML to stick to that and it
doesn't matter for HTML anyway if you're also using CSS).
Currently, the HTML dir attribute is applicable to nearly every element
type. There is a bdo element type, for bi-directional override, which has
the semantics of disabling the Unicode directionality algorithm and forcing
the specified direction.
Discussion in the W3C I18n WG right now is to add a bdo attribute to every
inline element type. However, since CSS makes every element potentially
inline, bdo may be added to every element type, but defined as meaningless
if the display is anything other than inline.
Christopher R. Maden, Principal Consultant, crism consulting
DTDs/schemas - conversion - ebooks - publishing - Web - B2B - training
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