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

From: Ineke van der Maat <inekemaa@xs4all.nl>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 22:54:05 +0200
Message-ID: <01ea01c587ed$01c67770$0201a8c0@inekem>
To: "Laurens Holst" <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>

Hello Laurens

You wrote:
> q:lang(fr):before { content: "«"; }
> q:lang(fr):after { content: "»"; }
> q q:lang(fr):before { content: "‹"; }
> q q:lang(fr):after { content: "›"; }

I am using <q> in xhtml 1.1 served as application/xhtml+xml, because Opera 
and Firefox place " for <q>  and </q> during some years.  In e.g.  Dutch 
language is that mostly just enough, but for other languages css can be 
needed for getting the correct quotation characters.

Besides in wcag 1.0 
http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-HTML-TECHS/#identify-primary-lang can be read:
"3.3 Quotations
Checkpoints in this section:

  a.. 3.7 Mark up quotations. Do not use quotation markup for formatting 
effects such as indentation. [Priority 2]
The Q and BLOCKQUOTE elements mark up inline and block quotations, 

i really don't see any reason to remove it, in contrary: browsers should 
implement <q> correctly according to the specified language or perhaps in 
combination with cssto specify the correct quotation characters.

Ineke van der Maat
Received on Wednesday, 13 July 2005 20:53:56 UTC

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