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

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@ij.net>
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 09:26:42 -0400
Message-ID: <42EB8012.3D1C@ij.net>
To: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
CC: www-style@w3.org

Elliotte Harold wrote:
 
> 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
> ‚€œspecified‚€ (which is what the cascading process yields) through
> ‚€œcomputed‚€ and ‚€œused‚€ into ‚€œactual‚€ 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.

Then again, it might not:
http://members.ij.net/mrmazda/tmp/Images/curlyquotes.gif
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