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[whatwg] [html5] thoughts

From: Jim Ley <jim.ley@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 01:06:46 +0000
Message-ID: <851c8d310411091706642532c2@mail.gmail.com>
On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 00:13:33 +0000 (UTC), Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Nov 2004, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> > In my opinion, solving input method problems at the data format level or in
> > the display software is generally a bad idea. This needs to be solved on the
> > OS text input method layer or, failing that, in the editing app.
> 
> I sometimes want to take quotes and put them into floats with huge
> oversized quotemarks under the text at the top right and bottom left (it's
> quite a common effect in glossy magazines). This can't be done unless you
> can address the quotes directly somehow.

If the problem is addressing the quotes, then you presumably agree
that the quotes are content and should be part of the document, not
the style.

Equally, there's no problem at all achieving what you want by having 2
extra em elements surrounding the quotes themselves.  (the size
presumably emphasising the quote mark, or perhaps a span if you don't
agree that it's emphasis)

I agree with Henri, this is an authoring problem, not a styling a problem.

Jim.
Received on Tuesday, 9 November 2004 17:06:46 UTC

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