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Re: The HTML q element can sometimes be useful. Discuss.

From: <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:21:56 +0100
To: W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <571F95A4.2020702@w3.org>
On 26/04/2016 17:20, ishida@w3.org wrote:
> I figured it would be good to start a thread where we can address the
> wider questions that kept popping up on the other thread that was
> focused on the styling in the HTML5 rendering section.
> Here we get to put pros and cons for the existence of the q element,
> suggestions for improving it, advice about when to not use it, ideas
> about what's needed above and beyond it, etc.  I think CSS styling of
> quotes is probably in scope too, since it's hard to talk about the
> markup without the styling support.
> It may help to limit the scope, however, just to *actual quotations*,
> rather than all the other things people stick 'quote marks' around, just
> in order to prevent a situation of herding cats.
> So please reply to this. It's likely to be a long thread with diverse
> opinions. That's ok, but please try not to make unsubstantiated
> assertions.  Please use examples where you can, to help people get your
> point. And please be kind to other thread participants.
> I'll contribute some ideas later when i can carve out some time. I do
> have some concerns.  At some point, i'll try to summarise the pros, cons
> and suggestions.
> ri

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