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Re: Is <q> useful? [was Expected behaviour of quotation marks]

From: Liam R. E. Quin <liam@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:22:19 -0400
Message-ID: <1460146939.4711.12.camel@w3.org>
To: Tex Texin <textexin@xencraft.com>, ishida@w3.org, 'John Cowan' <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Cc: 'Dave Cramer' <dauwhe@gmail.com>, 'W3C Digital Publishing IG' <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>, 'www International' <www-international@w3.org>
On Fri, 2016-04-08 at 11:40 -0700, Tex Texin wrote:
> I recognize you are trying to improve the situation. Maybe the
> discussion will lead to a better architecture for accessing language
> identifiers within css, which will help elements and properties
> beyond just q.

The q element would be more useful if there was a standard way to
identify the speaker of the direct speech act, and to join together
speech acts interrupted by (he said) interjections or across paragraph

Without that, an ebook marked up with the TEI encoding has more


Liam R. E. Quin <liam@w3.org>
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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