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Re: Bidirectional text and URLs

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Bidirectional text and URLs
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2014 14:15:40 -0500

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  > Next, given that you have detected the spoofed URL, what do you want
  > to do with it?  Do you want to highlight it, do you want to de-spoof
  > (i.e. undo the spoofing) in some way, but still leave some indication
  > of the fact that it was spoofed, or maybe you want to remove any trace
  > of the spoofing as if it never happened (and leave the user oblivious
  > to the fact it did)?

I think that all commands to fetch a URL should ask for confirmation
about a URL whose display may have been confusing due to bidi.

The message should appear in a window, so it doesn't have to be terse.
It should present everything that is interesting, including the URL as
it appears in the actual context, and the URL as would appear in a
normal LTR context, and the real URL that will be fetched.

Dr Richard Stallman
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