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Re: ensuring the existence & enhancing the power of Q

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 22:41:06 +0000 (UTC)
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0704022240060.21343@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Tue, 3 Apr 2007, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Apr 3, 2007, at 00:52, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > On Mon, 2 Apr 2007, L. David Baron wrote:
> > > 
> > > Instead of enhancing the Q element, we should deprecate it and replace
> > > it.
> > 
> > Replace it with what?
> 
> With author-provided punctuation as text content.

Just dropping <q> altogether would lose the ability to style quotes, which 
I've done and think is valuable, as well as losing the ability to link 
quotes to sources (cite=""), which can be quite useful too. <q> is used 
quite a lot on the Web, is it really worth dropping altogether?

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