From: John Hudson (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jun 10 2005 - 11:56:31 CDT
Jony Rosenne wrote:
> See http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/global.html#h-7.5.3
> It is clear that block level elements interrupt text flow and that inline
> elements should not.
Some stylistic inline elements, e.g. changing font size or style, will unavoidably create
run boundaries for rendering. In many scripts, these will not cause any problems. For
instance, one can make one letter in the middle of a Latin-script work bold or italic
without doing anything to the rendering that would strike the reader as incorrect shaping.
But if one tries the same trick in the middle of an Arabic word, one will break the
shaping, since font level glyph layout can't be processed across run boundaries.
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