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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 16:06:35 -0400
Message-Id: <331A7DC0-8FDE-4D84-8552-9CB2869055E3@w3.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>


Le 05-07-13 à 15:46, Ian Hickson a écrit :
> I understand what you're saying, but I don't understand what you  
> want us
> (the CSSWG) to do. The feature, if it isn't implemented yet remains  
> in the
> spec, will prevent us from leaving CR. Thus, we are saying that if it
> isn't implemented, we'll remove it so that we can exit CR.

Q is unlikely to be implemented in browsers.

What the author can do?

     1. Use <q>« something here »</q>
         Pb: Browsers usually do "" for the element q so it will give  
something
         -> "« something here »"

     2. Use CSS to control the rendering of q with quote

If 2. is not implemented, we are in the case that we have now. quote  
is dropped from CSS 2.1. ok.

     "" for quotes most of the time.

I then propose to coordinate with the HTML WG to "fix" HTML 4.01 and  
ask browser vendors to not implement anymore the "" for q and leave  
freedom to the authors. It will be a kind of pragmatic solution.

     I'm just asking for coordination ;)

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Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
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Received on Wednesday, 13 July 2005 20:06:30 GMT

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