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Re: <q>

From: Sam Kuper <sam.kuper@uclmail.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2008 17:44:41 +0100
Message-ID: <4126b3450810250944k2ac4568qcf9ba54b802b4ca0@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Preston L. Bannister" <preston@bannister.us>
Cc: "Ben Boyle" <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>, "Chris Wilson" <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
2008/10/25 Preston L. Bannister <preston@bannister.us>

> Have to admit, the <q> tag is one of favorites. Since it has no meaningful
> overt use (because of past IE),

That's like saying because some Spanish people don't speak English, all
English is meaningless.

The fact that IE previously failed to implement the <q> tag properly (or at
all) does not mean it has no overt meaningful use. Its meaning is explicitly
defined in the specs, and it is well implemented by other browsers.

> it makes a handy container for data to be transformed to something else by
> script.

Please consider using <div> or <span> instead - if not for your sake, then
for everyone else's.

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