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RE: <q> and commas

From: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 14:41:21 -0400
To: "'Sam Kuper'" <sam.kuper@uclmail.net>, "'Philip TAYLOR \(Ret'd\)'" <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>
Cc: "'Robert J Burns'" <rob@robburns.com>, "'HTML WG'" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00e901c939f5$f04f9d50$d0eed7f0$@com>

From: public-html-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Sam Kuper
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 2:26 PM
To: Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd)
Cc: Justin James; Robert J Burns; HTML WG
Subject: Re: <q> and commas

2008/10/29 Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>
Justin James wrote:
>> Given enough engineering resources and a detailed
>> enough spec, it is eminently possible to make a UA magically add all of the
>> correct punctuation; Microsoft Word, for example, is capable of this.
>
> No, it is not. Philip's examples attest to this.

Even more reinforcement of my point. Microsoft has been working on the "smart quotes" system for a long time. I am not saying, "if Microsoft can't do it, no one can" but I am saying, "if they've invested so many resources in it and it is still not working right, we should avoid this problem."

J.Ja
Received on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 18:42:23 UTC

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