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Re: Presentation of Q

From: William M. Perry <wmperry@aventail.com>
Date: 05 May 1997 13:52:04 -0700
To: "David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net>
Cc: "Daniel Hale" <dhale@pobox.com>, "Chris Lilley" <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>, <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <86afm98wwb.fsf@kramer.in.aventail.com>
"David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net> writes:

> Chris Lilley wrote:
> > Yes, precisely. Using <Q lang=fr>stuff</Q> gets you french quotes.
> 
> I wonder how Q will be handled in the case of quotations that span
> multiple paragraphs. Current usage in English is to begin each subsequent
> paragraph with a double open quote but not use the end quote until the
> end of the last paragraph of the quotation.

  We went into this a long long time ago, and things get pretty thorny when
dealing with different languages and conventions about when quotes go
where, etc.  I don't think we really ever reached a consensus - anyone
remember the arguments better than I?

-Bill P.
Received on Monday, 5 May 1997 16:52:17 GMT

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