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Re: ensuring the existence & enhancing the power of Q

From: Jeff Cutsinger <jeff@cutsinger.org>
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2007 17:24:40 -0500
Message-ID: <461182A8.6040207@cutsinger.org>
To: Asbjørn Ulsberg <asbjorn@ulsberg.no>
CC: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, public-html@w3.org
Asbjørn Ulsberg wrote:
> Instead of shoe-horning this into <q>, isn't it better for future
> content authors to have a <quote> element that has this functionality
> out of the box as well as being able to replace <blockquote>?

This makes sense. <q> is mistreated in existing browsers. The problem of
inserting quotation marks is too hard-- it should be left alone, at
least for now if not forever. <blockquote> is horribly abused by
authors. A new element with no hard-coded presentational elements
wouldn't have these problems.

Jeff Cutsinger

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