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Re: Correct usage of the q element

From: Toby A Inkster <tobyink@goddamn.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2004 22:57:46 +0000
To: Nicolas Roeser <n-roeser@gmx.net>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040207225745.GB11844@ophelia.goddamn.co.uk>
On Sat, Feb 07, 2004 at 11:38:55PM +0100, Nicolas Roeser wrote:
| And what about
| 
| <p>He looked ... ummm... <q?>strange</q?>&mdash;you know, with all that 
| <q?>things&ndash;that&ndash;look&ndash;like&ndash;plants</q?> on his 
| hat.</p>
| 
| ?
| In these cases, I am using a certain word, but don't really mean it. Or 
| I don't know a better word to describe something. But this isn't really 
| a quotation, is it?

No. <q> should not be used as a general substitute to quote marks, but
only for genuine quotations (things that have sources other than the
current document).

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