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<!DOCTYPE html>
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>HTML Test: BDI: neutral to surrounding letters</title>
<link rel="reference" href="">
<link rel="author" title="Aharon Lanin" href="">
<link rel="author" title="HTML5 bidi test WG" href="">
<meta name="assert" content="
'For the purposes of applying the bidirectional algorithm to the paragraph-level
container that a bdi element finds itself within, the bdi element must be treated
Thus, regardless of its content and its dir attribute (if any), a BDI will not prevent
a strongly RTL (or LTR) character preceding it from forming a single directional run with
another strongly RTL (LTR) character following it.">
<!-- Key to entities used below:
&#x05D0; ... &#x05D5; - The first six Hebrew letters (strongly RTL).
&#x202D; - The LRO (left-to-right-override) formatting character.
&#x202C; - The PDF (pop directional formatting) formatting character; closes LRO. -->
If the BDI in the following DIV were a SPAN, its b would prevent the &#x05D0; and the &#x05D1;
from forming a single RTL run and thus keep the &gt;s between from being mirrored into &lt;s.
<div dir="ltr">א &gt; <bdi>[b]</bdi> &gt; ג...</div>
<div dir="ltr">א &gt; <bdi dir="ltr">[b]</bdi> &gt; ג...</div>
<div dir="ltr">א &gt; <bdi dir="rtl">[b]</bdi> &gt; ג...</div>
<div dir="rtl">a &gt; <bdi>[ב]</bdi> &gt; c...</div>
<div dir="rtl">a &gt; <bdi dir="ltr">[ב]</bdi> &gt; c...</div>
<div dir="rtl">a &gt; <bdi dir="rtl">[ב]</bdi> &gt; c...</div>