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Re: argument for deprecating BLOCKQUOTE in canonical HTML/XHTML

From: Rimantas Liubertas <rimantas@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2007 12:57:43 +0300
Message-ID: <5ccfb3340704030257x71c71470rc7543fd5855dab95@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html@w3.org

> How? Instead of shoe-horning functionality into <q> and learning a
> gazillion HTML authors that <blockquote> isn't a presentational element
> (namely to add whitespace around a given piece of text), deprecating both
> of them in favour of a new, well-specified element that has all the
> functionality we need without the presentational doodah of the current
> elements, is defniately both easier and better imo.

Those who care will know how to use blockquote properly. Those who
don't will never
know that some new element sprung into existance.
That said, I do like the idea of getting rid of <q> and introducing <quote>.

Received on Tuesday, 3 April 2007 09:57:47 UTC

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