html5′s new element

The html5 specification contains a bunch of new features to support bidirectional text in web pages. Language written with right-to-left scripts, such as Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Thaana, Urdu, etc., commonly mixes in words or phrases in English or some other language that uses a left-to-right script. The result is called bidirectional or bidi text. HTML 4.01 coupled with the Unicode Bidirectional algorithm already does a pretty good job of managing bidirectional text, but there are still some problems when dealing with embedded text from user input or from stored data.

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