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[Bug 7490] New: Ambiguous phrasing of insertion of quotation punctuation in Q element

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Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2009 15:07:15 +0000
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           Summary: Ambiguous phrasing of insertion of quotation punctuation
                    in Q element
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
               URL: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-q-element
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: minor
          Priority: P4
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: martin.kliehm@namics.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org


The current draft 
(http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-q-element) says:

Quotation punctuation (such as quotation marks) must not appear 
immediately before, after, or inside q elements; they will be inserted 
into the rendering by the user agent.

I think this could be phrased less ambiguous along the line of this:

Authors SHOULD not use quotation punctuation (such as quotation marks) 
immediately before, after, or inside q elements, because user agents 
MUST insert them into the rendering, unless the default rendering is 
overridden by CSS.

I'd appreciate if any people who are more experienced than me would 
shape this text into something that is suited to go into a draft.

See also http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/48 and
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Aug/1328.html


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