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Re: Why the quote element doesn't add quotes by default

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 12:29:29 +0200
Message-ID: <4129C709.20607@annevankesteren.nl>
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
CC: www-html@w3.org, Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com, www-html-editor@w3.org

> No, I don't think that's the basic problem. The basic problem is that
> <q> was designed not to degrade gracefully. Browsers that do not
> recognize or do not support <q> markup now render just the context,
> omitting the potentially vital information that it's a quotation.
> Markup like <q><qm>"</qm>To be or not to be, that is the
> question<qm>"</qm>.</q> would degrade gracefully. Here qm elements
> would contain quotation marks that are to be omitted by user agents
> that support the q element. (Cf. to ideas of Ruby markup.)

That sounds like a great idea. Something similar could be designed for 
BLOCKQUOTE as well, I guess.


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