Re: Quotes in German, was: Re: Cougar DTD extra character

Arnoud (galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl)
Fri, 12 Jul 1996 11:31:07 +0200


From: galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet)
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Quotes in German, was: Re: Cougar DTD extra character
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 1996 11:31:07 +0200
Message-ID: <bth5x4uYOxAL089yn@stack.urc.tue.nl>

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In article <s1e50c79.023@wposmtp.nps.navy.mil>,
Charles Peyton Taylor <CTaylor@wposmtp.nps.navy.mil> wrote:
> Would there be a problem if the Browser displayed &quote; 
> using the german glyphs if it was a german browser and 
>  " if it was an english browser?

Well, if you use the LANG attribute (from HTML 3 draft) on the paragraph
or section it's used in, then you can do this. Otherwise you can't know
what language the text is in, and if you need to use the English
quotations.

>  <p> she said <q>Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side </q>
> 
> as
> 
>  She said "Hey Babe, take a walk on the wild side"
> 
> since HTML 2 browsers would just ignore the <q>'s. But this 

You could use <Q>&quot; ... &quot;</Q> instead. An HTML 3 browser
should be able to see that the &quot; should be ignored as it starts
a citation.

Galactus

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