Re: Quote markup

Todd Fahrner (fahrner@pobox.com)
Mon, 5 May 1997 20:36:58 -0700


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Date: Mon, 5 May 1997 20:36:58 -0700
To: David Siegel <dave@verso.com>, Peter Fraterdeus <peterf@mail.dol.com>
From: Todd Fahrner <fahrner@pobox.com>
Subject: Re: Quote markup
Cc: www-html@w3.org, www-style@w3.org

At 19:19 -0700 5.5.97, David Siegel wrote:

> I definitely would argue against a <Q> tag, because it's not metadata.

Sure it is. It says: "the enclosed bit is in another voice - render as
appropriate". It should replace <blockquote> now that CSS lets you say
whether an element should be rendered block or inline. Or is that the idea?
Get rid of <b> and <align>, as well?

In typesetting, the decision whether to render a quotation block or inline
usually has something to do with length - number of lines. Without knowing
how lines might break in a given instance, authors can't confidently tag a
quotation "block". Nor can they style the element appropriately without
scripting to work out the parameters.

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