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Re: <q> and commas

From: Sam Kuper <sam.kuper@uclmail.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:27:53 +0000
Message-ID: <4126b3450810291727g76966430q61015537fda3e015@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Justin James" <j_james@mindspring.com>
Cc: "Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd)" <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>, "Robert J Burns" <rob@robburns.com>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
2008/10/29 Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>

> From: public-html-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Sam Kuper
> 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.

Not as far as I can tell.

> 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."

The behaviour I've proposed for <q> does avoid it.

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