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Re: Presentation of Q

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 5 May 1997 16:10:16 -0700
Message-Id: <199705052329.QAA25122@norway.it.earthlink.net>
To: "Chris Lilley" <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>, <www-style@w3.org>
Chris Lilley wrote:
> ... 
> Since you are talking of quoted material arranged in paragraphs,
blockquote
> would be appropriate.

Appropriate? Hmm. When quotes occur within a storyline and
multi-paragraph quotations are the exception, the effect would be
jarring without stylesheets.

> A stylesheet could arrange for an open quote to be applied before
each
> blockquote and a close quote to be appended to the last one (in CSS,
> using a special class to identify the last blockquote of that quoted
> section. Or you could surround the section with a div and generate
the
> closing quote on that.

This assumes that before and after pseudo-elements are adopted (you've
made an argument in favor). You could then forgo Q altogether by
declaring an inline class of BLOCKQUOTE. All quotations would be block
on legacy browsers.

David Perrell
Received on Monday, 5 May 1997 19:30:20 GMT

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