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James Holderness wrote:
>> Yeah, I'm just not yet sure whether these are strictly necessary. We
>> need to explore this.
> I don't think they are necessary - you can probably get by with Unicode
> control chars - but it might be a good idea for consistency. Otherwise
> you'll sometimes be using the dir attribute and sometimes Unicode
> control chars.
I had imagined that the feed consumer would decide whether to treat the
dir as an embed or an explicit override depending on context. If the
feed publisher wants to set the direction without any ambiguity, then
they should use the unicode controls or the (x)html mechansisms (where
>> If the new attribute is Language-Sensitive then dir would apply.
> But that means you can't have one attribute being RTL and the other LTR
> (say an Arabic title with an English description).
Right. Folks who really want to do this can achieve it using the