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Re: The HTML q element can sometimes be useful. Discuss.

From: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:32:53 +0900
Cc: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
Message-Id: <4B3C0084-741C-46E7-8175-07FCBFF24075@rivoal.net>
To: Nick Barreto <nick@canelo.co>

> On Apr 27, 2016, at 16:14, Nick Barreto <nick@canelo.co> wrote:
> 
> Unlike sentence ending periods, quotation marks do change based on the styling of the document (more so for blockquote than for q, but still).
> 
> How semantically different are <q> and <blockquote>, apart from <q> clearly being inline? Or have I just described the entire difference?

As far as I understand, that's the difference. Besides the display:block vs display:inline, this also implies that typically, <q> is in the middle of a sentence while <blockquote> is not, but I believe that's it.

 - Florian
Received on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 15:33:20 UTC

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