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Re: <q> and commas

From: Sam Kuper <sam.kuper@uclmail.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:29:24 +0000
Message-ID: <4126b3450810291729h670206e8ge356c5022e26a96@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Robert J Burns" <rob@robburns.com>
Cc: "Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd)" <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>, "Justin James" <j_james@mindspring.com>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
2008/10/29 Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>

> The issue is not (as in the MS Word case) for editing software to try to
> anticipate the author is trying to convey, but rather for there to be a
> separation of concerns so that when an author marks up a document with
> specific semantics, the presentation is easily altered by the presentational
> layer of a UA. This is quite the opposite of the MS Word case in that we
> want the meaning in the document as the author intended and not the meaning
> that some later software tries to anticipate was the author's meaning (like
> heuristically deciding which phrases enclosed in quotation marks are
> quotations and which are titles, etc.).


Exactly.

Sam
Received on Thursday, 30 October 2008 00:30:05 UTC

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