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Re: a quote is a quote is a quote [was Re: Cleaning House]

From: Dão Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>
Date: Fri, 04 May 2007 01:17:37 +0200
Message-ID: <463A6D91.9030109@design-noir.de>
To: Maurice Carey <maurice@thymeonline.com>
CC: HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>

Maurice Carey schrieb:
> On 5/3/07 4:20 PM, "Jason A. Lefkowitz" <jason@jasonlefkowitz.net> wrote:
> 
>> Because then there's no block-level element for quotations, unless we
>> redefine Q or invent a new element.  Q is currently inline-only.  Having
>> a block-level quotation element is useful for long quoted passages.
>>
>> -- Jason Lefkowitz
>>
>> Maurice wrote:
>>> So what's wrong with just putting blockquote on the list of deprecated tags?
> 
> 
> Ok...correct me if I'm wrong (I probably am).
> 
> Block can only contain inline elements.
> And 'flow' elements can contain inline or block elements.
> How about make <q> a flow element that defaults to an inline appearance so
> it can be used mid paragraph for a single line quote and in cases where it's
> a bunch of <p> that are being quoted the <p> can handle the block appearance
> while being children of the <q> thus making them quoted text?

I'd like to see the CSS rules for that.

Mind you, this has already been discussed. It's impossible to style 
"flow" elements depending on their state -- you'd need a new CSS 
pseudo-class.

--Dao
Received on Thursday, 3 May 2007 23:17:46 UTC

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