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

From: Gunnar Bittersmann <gunnar@bittersmann.de>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 18:00:01 +0200
To: "Asmus Freytag (c)" <asmusf@ix.netcom.com>, Tex Texin <textexin@xencraft.com>, 'John Cowan' <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>, 'Florian Rivoal' <florian@rivoal.net>, ishida@w3.org, 'W3C Digital Publishing IG' <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>, 'www International' <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <573B4001.9010908@bittersmann.de>
On 2016-04-27 20:24 UTC, Asmus Freytag (c) wrote:

> I suspect that getting "nice" quotation marks from ASCII-only input was
> a big driver. That added a convenience not needed for other punctuation.

But that might lead authors to inappropriately use the `q` element for 
the sake of convenience in places where they shouldn’t, i.e. for “nice” 
in your sentence which is not a quote.

Gunnar
Received on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 16:00:31 UTC

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