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RE: <q>

From: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 22:56:32 -0400
To: "'Ivan Enderlin'" <w3c@hoa-project.net>
Cc: "'Sam Kuper'" <sam.kuper@uclmail.net>, "'Olivier GENDRIN'" <olivier.gendrin@gmail.com>, "'Ben Boyle'" <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>, "'Chris Wilson'" <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, "'HTML WG'" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000601c93971$f315ce30$d9416a90$@com>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-html-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Ivan Enderlin
> Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 10:26 AM
> To: Justin James
> Cc: 'Sam Kuper'; 'Olivier GENDRIN'; 'Ben Boyle'; 'Chris Wilson'; 'HTML
> WG'
> Subject: Re: <q>
> 
> The problem is with the quote style.
> Maybe the “best” way to work is that UA do not print quotes (with
> :after
> or :before classes, and content property), and only user overwrites
> this
> property with his own CSS. Or a secondary solution is that user writes
> quotes himself in the content and let the CSS to default (i.e. no
> quotes
> are printed).

I would be happy with your "secondary solution".

> This is not a HTML problem but a CSS problem I think (or content
> problem).

I could not agree more. Simply put, quotation marks are either content or they are presentation; the original <q> proposal seeks to use a semantic element to control presentation in order to compensate with a conundrum with people's content.

J.Ja
Received on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 02:57:33 GMT

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