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Re: Bidirectional text and URLs

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Bidirectional text and URLs
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 22:13:11 +0200

> From: Andreas Schwab <address@hidden>
> Cc: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden>,  address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 20:12:24 +0100
> >> 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.

Then I guess it's even easier.  Of course, we still have ffap and the
likes, which do their thing even in general-purpose text.

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