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

From: Asmus Freytag (c) <asmusf@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:34:18 -0700
To: ishida@w3.org, W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <371836a3-8591-2183-98b4-3d97de4a3234@ix.netcom.com>
On 4/26/2016 9:20 AM, 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.

That's actually an interesting subject.

I would think the triage here should be part of the discussion -- in the 
sense, of "is there a reasonable agreement for the 'natural' scope for 
the <q> element", and is that different from simply using it to get 
balanced quotes without having to type them.
> 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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