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Editorial Comment on CSS3 Values and Units (and perhaps other specs)

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 08:05:09 -0400
Message-ID: <42EB6CF5.4040905@metalab.unc.edu>
To: www-style@w3.org

A minor point, but one that perceptibly enhances the appearance of W3C 
specs: I was wondering if it was perhaps time to start using curly 
quotes in W3C specs. For instance, here's the abstract from CSS3 Values 
and Units:

This CSS3 module describes the various values and units that CSS 
properties accept. Also, it describes how values are computed from 
"specified" (which is what the cascading process yields) through 
"computed" and "used" into "actual" values.
It could (and probably should) be

  This CSS3 module describes the various values and units that CSS 
properties accept. Also, it describes how values are computed from 
“specified” (which is what the cascading process yields) through 
“computed” and “used” into “actual” values.

As well as being typographically correct, this would also make it 
clearer when quotes were part of the language syntax and when they were 
being used as real quote marks.

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Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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