== Some "problems with control characters" are not exclusive to CC,
but also apply to markup ==
"5.2.4 Problems with control characters" says:
"2. It is sometimes necessary to choose which [CC] to use based on
context or the type of the data, and this means that a content author
typically needs to select the control codes – specifying control codes
in this way for all paragraphs is time-consuming and error-prone."
"Don't expect users to add control codes at the start and end of every
paragraph. That's far too much work"
Same holds true for markup, at least in the following cases:
- there is a need to denote an embedding direction (and hence it's
necessary to choose which direction value to specify within markup for
each inline segment),
- first-strong algorithm doesn't represent the content adequately
(and hence it's necessary to choose explicit "prevailing" direction
within the markup for each paragraph),
- the prevailing base direction is not uniform and thus can't be
denoted for units containing multiple paragraphs (but for each
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