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The HTML q element can sometimes be useful. Discuss.

From: <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:20:53 +0100
To: W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <571F9565.8010109@w3.org>
I figured it would be good to start a thread where we can address the 
wider questions that kept popping up on the other thread that was 
focused on the styling in the HTML5 rendering section.

Here we get to put pros and cons for the existence of the q element, 
suggestions for improving it, advice about when to not use it, ideas 
about what's needed above and beyond it, etc.  I think CSS styling of 
quotes is probably in scope too, since it's hard to talk about the 
markup without the styling support.

It may help to limit the scope, however, just to *actual quotations*, 
rather than all the other things people stick 'quote marks' around, just 
in order to prevent a situation of herding cats.

So please reply to this. It's likely to be a long thread with diverse 
opinions. That's ok, but please try not to make unsubstantiated 
assertions.  Please use examples where you can, to help people get your 
point. And please be kind to other thread participants.

I'll contribute some ideas later when i can carve out some time. I do 
have some concerns.  At some point, i'll try to summarise the pros, cons 
and suggestions.

ri
Received on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 16:21:03 UTC

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