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Re: ensuring the existence & enhancing the power of Q

From: Alexander Graf <a.graf@aetherworld.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2007 02:28:11 +0200
Message-Id: <959C6ED5-8EED-46AE-A086-9974A5FBA3CA@aetherworld.org>
Cc: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, public-html@w3.org
To: Asbjørn Ulsberg <asbjorn@ulsberg.no>

On 03.04.2007, at 00:11, Asbjørn Ulsberg wrote:

> On Mon, 02 Apr 2007 23:52:48 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>>> Instead of enhancing the Q element, we should deprecate it and  
>>> replace
>>> it.
>> Replace it with what?
> A new element, <quote> for example.


>> What should we do with the existing content that uses <q>?
> It will still be supported, but deprecated in favour of <quote>.


>> This has been an open issue in the WHATWG for a while but nobody  
>> has come
>> up with a particularily compelling solution -- either the  
>> solutions drop
>> compatibility with existing content, or existing UAs, or require  
>> complex
>> CSS features. (My own proposal falls in the latter camp; it makes <q>
>> require quote marks around <q> elements (author-provided), then  
>> provides
>> complex CSS that can select those quotes for replacement -- for  
>> legacy
>> unquoted content you get the quotes added by CSS, for everything else
>> you get the author-provided quotes.)
> Instead of shoe-horning this into <q>, isn't it better for future  
> content authors to have a <quote> element that has this  
> functionality out of the box as well as being able to replace  
> <blockquote>?


I agree fully.
Received on Tuesday, 3 April 2007 00:28:47 GMT

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