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RE: <q> and commas

From: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 12:58:50 -0400
To: "'Ivan Enderlin'" <w3c@hoa-project.net>
Cc: "'HTML WG'" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00be01c939e7$9ddb3fb0$d991bf10$@com>

Ivan -

Yes, my goal was the latter. By highlighting just how bad it is to carry the
"magic quote" proposal to its logical conclusion, I was hoping to show that
its beginning is a bad idea too.

I have no objection to people doing this in CSS. Just don't try to put it in
the HTML spec!

J.Ja

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-html-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Ivan Enderlin
> Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 9:29 AM
> To: Justin James
> Cc: 'HTML WG'
> Subject: Re: <q> and commas
> 
> 
> Justin James a écrit :
> > Let's suppose for a moment that we decide to keep the behavior of<q>,
> to
> > automatically generate quote marks.
> >
> […]
> > So, what should HTML do about this? If we've decided that HTML should
> insert
> > the appropriate quotation marks which function purely as
> presentational
> > delimiters, then I propose that it should also add the commas.
> Manage quotation marks is logical/meaningful (if we suppose it should
> be), but manage commas is … very strange :s. A quote does not
> absolutely
> required a comma to start or to end (in French at least). The only
> thing
> we must act upon is the quotation marks, not others punctuations.
> Unless if the goal of your mail is to point the fact that manage
> quotations marks is not a good idea ?
> 
> Regards.
> 
> --
> Ivan Enderlin
> Developper of Hoa Framework
> http://hoa-project.net/
> 
Received on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 16:59:52 GMT

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