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Re: Don't require <Q>

From: Leonard R. Kasday <kasday@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 10:32:31 -0500
Message-Id: <4.3.2.7.2.20010117102655.00e43940@pop3.concentric.net>
To: "Bailey, Bruce" <Bruce_Bailey@ed.gov>, "'Web Content Accessibility Guidelines'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Cc: "'Wendy A Chisholm'" <wendy@w3.org>
Bruce,

Yes, from what you say, if you count current browser brands  most do 
something logical.

But if you count users, the vast majority still have software which omits 
quotes (e.g. MSIE 5, NN 4.73).  So there' still a problem... just like you 
pointed out two years ago.

BTW, AOLPress only does neutral quotes, not typographical right and left.

Len


At 03:37 PM 1/16/01 -0500, Bailey, Bruce wrote:
>The short of it is that MOST _modern_ browsers do something
>logical with <Q>...</Q>

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