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Re: [CSS21] Features at risk: quote in CSS or Q in HTML

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 15:36:34 -0400
Message-Id: <958AD0A8-B9FF-4F36-BB99-693AB13E69DB@w3.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

Le 05-07-13 à 15:25, Ian Hickson a écrit :
> On Wed, 13 Jul 2005, Karl Dubost wrote:
>> Maybe a coordination between the two Working Group is necessary. If
>> quote is dropped, I fear that Q becomes de facto obsolete in HTML  
>> 4.01
>> for its rendering part (not the semantic one).
> You have cause and effect reversed. We would only drop the value if it
> wasn't implemented (that is, if Q had already become "de facto  
> obsolete in
> HTML 4.01 for its rendering part"). Thus dropping it couldn't cause  
> that
> to happen.

I slightly agree with you except that you misunderstood me.
I still have _hope_ that quotation marks be implemented in User  
Agents for HTML 4.01, by HTML 4.01 or CSS.

I'm just saying that dropping the CSS feature seems to me dangerous  
because it has been shown that it was “difficult” to implement on the  
HTML side.

Then I was wondering if the CSS property would make it easier by not  
having a table of all cases, and leaving the freedom to author to  
specify the right characters.

Is it clearer? :)

Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager
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Received on Wednesday, 13 July 2005 19:36:25 UTC

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