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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Re: bidi override thoughts

Norman Walsh wrote at 21 Aug 2002 16:57:19 -0400:
 > Well, for consistency with HTML, and so that moving something from one
 > context to another doesn't inadvertantly "flip" the direction, I think
 > I'd be inclined to give it values of "left-to-right" and
 > "right-to-left" rather than just make it boolean.

So you're really talking about setting the text direction, not about
overriding the behaviour of the Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm?

Isn't "dir" or "direction" a better name than "bdo"?

If it really is an override, what sets the existing text direction
that you're overriding?


Tony Graham
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