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Re: <q> vs. <quote>, naming etc. (was Re: [www-html] <none>)

From: fantasai <fantasai@escape.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 01:23:43 -0400
Message-ID: <3D953CDF.3080703@escape.com>
To: www-html@w3.org

Tantek Çelik wrote:
> The <quote> tag, like the <blockquote> tag, does NOT cause the user agent to
> render quotes.

Blockquotes aren't /supposed/ to be enclosed in quotation marks--
the fact that the content is quoted is represented by indentation
(and maybe also condensing the font/line-height).

      When quotations of an entire line, or more, of either
    verse or prose are to be distinguished typographically
    from text matter, as are the quotations in this book,
    begin on a fresh line and indent. Quotation marks
    should not be used unless they appear in the original,
    as in dialogue.

               -- Strunk, William Jr. and E. B. White
                  /The Elements of Style/, Third Ed.
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