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Re: Bidirectional text and URLs

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Bidirectional text and URLs
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:18:00 -0500

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  > >   > We need to have a good instrumental definition of "bidi strangeness"
  > >   > for that.
  > > 
  > > I suggest the definition: whatever would cause the displayed order of
  > > characters to be perhaps misleading if the text is interpreted as a
  > > URL or anything else with programatic significance.

  > I'm sorry, but this is not instrumental: it doesn't specify what
  > "misleading" means.  We need a detailed spec for that.

Yes, my proposal is a first step that needs to be fleshed out.

Dr Richard Stallman
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