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[whatwg] [html5] 2.6. Phrase elements

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 22:05:13 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0802202205070.20115@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Sat, 16 Apr 2005, Matthew Thomas wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > 
> > On Thu, 14 Apr 2005, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> > ...
> > > <q>foo bar and then <cite>Ian</cite> said:
> > >  <blockquote>
> > >   <p>Well, I don't want to go into details right now...</p>
> > >   <p>... but this looks like a very ugly markup construct...</p>
> > >  </blockquote>
> > >  however, he was of course wrong, as this kind of nesting is actually
> > >  kind a cool, not?</q>
> > > 
> > > ..? It looks terrible imho. Not something you put inline or so.
> > 
> > There have actually been examples of this in this in the past few weeks,
> > enough to convince me that in some cases it is a valid use case.
> 
> As far as I can see, all the supporting examples have been provided by
> yourself, and none of them are conformant to basic typography. (This is given
> away partly by your starting the supposedly resumed outer paragraph with
> "....".) In other words, any written work attempting such constructions would
> be marked as an error by a human editor.
> 
> So if <p>s inside <p>s are allowed, I think it should be only for <p 
> lang="en-hixie">.

Fair enough.

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