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Re: Paren

From: John Delacour <JD@EREMITA.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 1999 20:39:22 +0100
Message-Id: <v0422010eb3ce44fed5f9@[158.152.20.126]>
To: Serg Korzhinski <g16776@mail.sitek.ru>, www-html@w3.org
On [dmy] 3/8/99 at 10:18 pm -0400 Serg Korzhinski wrote:

> Look for section 12.4 in CSS2 Specification:
> 
> /* Specify pairs of quotes for two levels in two languages */
> Q:lang(en) { quotes: '"' '"' "'" "'" }
> Q:lang(no) { quotes: "" "" "<" ">" }
> /* Insert quotes before and after Q element content */
> Q:before { content: open-quote }
> Q:after  { content: close-quote }

That's a specification??  I'm reading your message (sent in koi-8-r) on a Macintosh and can see all sorts of problems with such a specification.

The acute accent, for one thing is missing from the latest iso-8859-15, having been replaced at long last with, I think, oe ligature.  Since iso-8859-15 is likely to be used quite a lot before everyone really switches to unicode - still some way off - it would not be a good idea to use the character as such.

"<" and ">" should always in html4 be represented as &lt; and & gt; and we have good entities &laquo; & raquo; for the guillemet quotes.

JD
Received on Wednesday, 4 August 1999 15:44:14 GMT

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