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Re: <q>

From: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 20:23:21 +0100
Message-ID: <4908B829.8070704@disruptive-innovations.com>
To: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
Cc: 'Sam Kuper' <sam.kuper@uclmail.net>, 'HTML WG' <public-html@w3.org>

Justin James wrote:

> So now, you want to tied dozens of other standards to HTML, just to implement... quotation marks around the <q> tag? A group of standards so uncommon, that in the case of one of the most spoken languages on the planet, the printed version is not available from Amazon UK?

Oh geez, as if Amazon.co.uk (and I am a former CTO of Amazon.fr...) was
THE reference for books in french.

> And what happens when the document is written from the perspective of an  non-standard dialect? The author loses the ability to safely use <q>?

That's _precisely_ similar to the current situation : your browser
knows how to handle quotes for a few languages and not the others.
If you want your web site's visitors to see the quotes you need in
your own language, use the relevant CSS properties.

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