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Re: argument for deprecating BLOCKQUOTE in canonical HTML/XHTML

From: Asbjørn Ulsberg <asbjorn@ulsberg.no>
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2007 11:49:38 +0200
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tp7b802l5rel5w@quark>

On Tue, 03 Apr 2007 11:42:46 +0200, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>  
wrote:

> We don't need <quote>.

I beg to differ.

> Inventing something new doesn't solve the problems we already
> have. It just creates more problems.

How? Instead of shoe-horning functionality into <q> and learning a  
gazillion HTML authors that <blockquote> isn't a presentational element  
(namely to add whitespace around a given piece of text), deprecating both  
of them in favour of a new, well-specified element that has all the  
functionality we need without the presentational doodah of the current  
elements, is defniately both easier and better imo.

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Asbjørn Ulsberg           -=|=-        asbjorn@ulsberg.no
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