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Re: DogFood (and inline/block constraints)

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 18:10:07 GMT
Message-Id: <200712171810.lBHIA7eL014552@edinburgh.nag.co.uk>
To: Wesley_Upchurch/Semcoinc%SEMCOINC@semcoinc.com
Cc: public-html@w3.org


> I think the biggest difference is that  <blockquote> is an element meant 
> to contain quotations that are themselves block level while <q> isn't 
> meant to contain block level elements.

no one would disagree with that.


but


> I'd believe the following examples are proper use: 


  <p>Martin Luther King's famous speech concluded with the famous lines 
  </p>

No that is what you are forced to do in HTML, but you've marked that as
the end of the paragraph, but it's not even the end of the sentence.
You have omitted any end of sentence punctuation but if worded that way
the natural end of sentence is after the quotation. (It's possible to
word the sentence such that the sentence does end before the quotation,
but we shouldn't let the technology force our choice of words.)

A markup that more closely modelled the semantics (and more closely
matched the markup of other document formats such as docbook, xmlspec or
latex) would be

<p>Martin Luther King's famous speech concluded with the famous lines 
<blockquote><p> Let freedom ring,</p>
...
</blockquote>
</p>


David

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