Jonathan Rosenne <email@example.com> wrote:
> HTML 4, "Language information and text direction", says:
> "Because HTML uses the full Unicode bidirectionality algorithm, conforming
> documents must be labeled as "iso-8859-8-e". Implicit bidirectionality is
> part of the full Unicode algorithm, so the values "iso-8859-8-i" may also
> be accepted, but should not be used."
No, HTML 4 spec says :
"Because HTML uses the Unicode bidirectionality algorithm, conforming
documents encoded using ISO 8859-8 must be labeled as "ISO-8859-8-i".
Explicit directional control is also possible with HTML, but cannot be
expressed with ISO 8859-8, so "ISO-8859-8-e" should not be used."
> I believe this is a mistake. Unicode is "iso-8859-8-i". "iso-8859-8-e" is
> the ISO 6429 explicit directionality that is only being used in some Unix
So the spec says exactly what you mean. Maybe you were referring
WD-html40-970917 or WD-html40-970708. Of course, that was an error.
-- Masayasu Ishikawa / firstname.lastname@example.org W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
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