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Re: Bidirectional text and URLs

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Bidirectional text and URLs
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 12:05:25 -0500

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  > > Whatever the reason, I'd have to say that's too bad for users of bidi
  > > languages, because that means *any* bidi URLs is ambiguous, and
  > > therefore subject to being deliberately obfuscated by reflection
  > > and/or jumbling, regardless of the presence of directional controls.

  > I agree, but the issue discussed here is different: it's AFAIU about
  > users of LTR scripts that can fall victim to use of directional
  > controls that are by default (almost) invisible on Emacs display.

We need to address both issues --- with two different solutions, if

I have a feeling that the problem that LTR URLs get reordered
strangely must have presented itself in other software, such as
browsers.  What do they do about it?

If the host NAME isn't confused, perhaps it is not really dangerous.
So perhaps it is enough to make sure to avoid confusion about the host

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