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Re: Bidirectional text and URLs

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Bidirectional text and URLs
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2014 22:42:08 +0200

> From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,
>     address@hidden,
>     address@hidden
> Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:08:11 +0900
>  > That's one of the reasons why I prefer not to poke the text with
>  > additional directional controls.
> You don't need to poke them into the text.  You just MUST display IRIs
> "as if" there were an effective embedding.

We don't (yet) have the machinery to do that, except by inserting an

> I think for the cases we've identified so far (LTR-only text in a RTL
> context, RTL-only text in an LTR context, and directional controls
> embedded in an IRI) you probably want to require the user who clicks
> on them to confirm that they want to follow this misleading link,
> anyway.

That's something for Lars to worry about, I will just provide the
detection infrastructure.

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