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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@[206.68.5.85]>
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 
>rendering.

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.

PF
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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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