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   Re: [xml-dev] opposite of infoset

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Bob Foster wrote:

>>BTW, when XML markup is written in a right-to-left language, is a start
> tag
>>supposed to be on the left or the right of an element?
> Can't tell if this is meant to be humorous. XML defines the order of a
> sequence of Unicode characters. How it is displayed to a reader is beyond
> the scope of XML. IOW, the terms "left" and "right" have no meaning to XML.

Having said that, trying to make Arabic or Hebrew with embedded markup 
look sane on the screen or page is no laughing matter.

Cheers, Tim Bray
         (ongoing fragmented essay: http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/)


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