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Re: samp, kbd, var

From: Toby Inkster <tobyink@goddamn.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 15:17:30 +0100
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>, www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <1156342650.13582.8.camel@ophelia.g5n.co.uk>

On Tue, 2006-08-22 at 11:21 +0300, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Aug 2006, Toby Inkster wrote:
>> <samp>Hello World</samp> => <q role="compsci:outputScreen">Hello
>> World</q>
> Sample output need not appear on screen. Besides, is it really
> _quoted_? 
> From where?

If I use <samp>Hello World</samp>, I am quoting some output from a
computer program. Same as <q>From where?</q> might be used to indicate a
quote from a human. (Jukka in this case.)

Does XHTML need entirely different elements to indicate what type of
entity is being quoted? Should we also have:

	<pet-parrot-quote>Polly wants a cracker</pet-parrot-quote>
	<horse-quote>I'm Mr Ed</horse-quote>

Or perhaps a general <talking-animal-quote> element is specific enough?

<q> and <blockquote> ought to be enough to quote any source -- be it
man, computer or talking beast.

Toby Inkster <tobyink@goddamn.co.uk>
Received on Wednesday, 23 August 2006 14:15:50 UTC

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