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Re: Presentation of Q

From: Peter Fraterdeus <peterf@dol.com>
Date: Mon, 5 May 1997 10:35:35 -0500
Message-Id: <v03007803af93a05ae31d@[]>
To: www-style@w3.org

>These seems somewhat like a stylistic problem, since the quotes 
>really have no meaning themselves and only meant for display. However 
>CSS would not be able to specify this type of special quotes 

Quotes marks DO have meaning! They indicate a change of voice. Such a change must be indicated visually in a visual medium, just as they are indicated by a literal change of voice in an oral medium. Display has meaning! A Q tag might also be implemented as an indented paragraph with no quote marks, depending on the length of the quotation.

The student of literature and philosophy is prone to be concerned with book "content" and to ignore its form. ...in a world of phonetic literacy this compulsion to split form and content is universal, and affects non-literary people as much as the scholar. -- M. McLuhan - The Gutenberg Galaxy
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