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Re: Q example in section 9.2.2

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 1998 10:21:44 -0500
Message-ID: <35225B88.63E6E9C8@w3.org>
To: jamie@csd.uwo.ca
CC: www-html-editor@w3.org
jamie@csd.uwo.ca wrote:
> 
>    I'm reporting an error in the example section of 9.2.2.  Under the
> heading `Rendering quotations' there is the following text (quoted as
> rendered):
> >The following example illustrates nested quotations with the Q element.
> >
> >John said, <Q lang="en">I saw Lucy at lunch, she says
> ><Q lang="en">Mary wants you
> >to get some ice cream on your way home.</Q> I think I will get
> >some at Ben and Jerry's, on Gloucester Road.</Q>
> >
> >Since the language of both quotations is English, user agents should render
> >them appropriately, for example with single quote marks around the inner
> >quotation and double quote marks around the outer quotation:
> >
> >  John said, "I saw Lucy at lunch, she told me 'Mary wants you
> >  to get some ice cream on your way home.' I think I will get some
> >  at Ben and Jerry's, on Gloucester Road."
> 
>    The quotation style referred to is particular to the US English dialect
> not, as is claimed, (British) English.  The examples in the subsection of
> 7.4.4 labelled `META and search engines' make it clear (to me at least)
> that lang="en" and lang="en-us" are different.
>    The quotation marks in British English are single quote marks around the
> outer quotation and double quote marks around the first inner quotation.
> If you are not willing to accept my authority I will gladly supply you with
> citations to reference texts.
>    Thanks for your attention to this matter.  Best wishes,

Hello,

Thank you for your comment. I will change the spec to read
lang="en-us". If you do have an authoritative source as well, I would
appreciate the reference.

Thank you,

 - Ian


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