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Re: Bidirectional text and URLs

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Bidirectional text and URLs
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 20:12:24 +0100
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 19:33:47 +0100
>> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> > I think instead of removing them it is better to display them
>> > prominently, e.g., by changing their entry in the
>> > glyphless-char-display char-table.  The advantage is that you don't
>> > accidentally harm the display where these controls are used
>> > legitimately, and OTOH make their presence acutely evident.
>> Yeah, isn't that a bit too intrusive if done generally?
> I didn't suggest to do that generally, just in Web pages.  These
> format controls are discouraged in Web pages anyway; the use of HTML
> bidi markup dir="rtl" etc. is advised instead.

But the problem at hand is not relevant to Web pages.  The URL in an
anchor is always a separate entity.  Only non-HTML text where URLs are
made active by heuristics are the case to worry about.


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