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Re: <q>

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 23:49:37 +0200
Message-ID: <490242F1.3030903@lachy.id.au>
To: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
CC: "'HTML WG'" <public-html@w3.org>

Justin James wrote:
>> We could make it non-conforming and either require it to be
>> surrounded with quotes (probably something simple like always using
>> U+0022 QUOTATION MARK, or whatever browsers do if they vary for
>> different locales), or not rendering any quotes at all.
> 
> I feel VERY uncomfortable with the idea of an HTML element that
> specifies a particular presentation in a manner that only makes sense
> in certain languages (not every locale will have a quotation mark
> character, but authors will come to expect the <q> element to render
> it). If I am reading this idea wrong, please let me know!

Note that I said that it should be based on what browsers do.  It was 
not intended to be an idea for new rendering if it's not what browsers 
already do.  As far as I know, by default browsers only render ASCII 
quotation marks in all cases (either single quotes or double quotes, 
depending on the nesting level), though I could be wrong. This would 
need to be investigated when it comes time to write the rendering section.

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Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
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