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Re: a quote is a quote is a quote [was Re: Cleaning House]

From: Jason A. Lefkowitz <jason@jasonlefkowitz.net>
Date: Thu, 03 May 2007 17:18:42 -0400
Message-ID: <463A51B2.4020000@jasonlefkowitz.net>
To: HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>
That might work, or it might not, I don't have a strong opinion on the 
matter. But all it accomplishes is to get us to where we already are 
today (able to include quotes in the block context and the inline 
context), without really adding anything new beyond removing a wart. And 
it would break all those documents out there currently using BLOCKQUOTE 
correctly.  So I'm not sure it'd be worth the effort.

-- Jason Lefkowitz

Maurice Carey wrote:
> On 5/3/07 4:20 PM, "Jason A. Lefkowitz" <jason@jasonlefkowitz.net> wrote:
>> Because then there's no block-level element for quotations, unless we
>> redefine Q or invent a new element.  Q is currently inline-only.  Having
>> a block-level quotation element is useful for long quoted passages.
>> -- Jason Lefkowitz
>> Maurice wrote:
>>> So what's wrong with just putting blockquote on the list of deprecated tags?
> Ok...correct me if I'm wrong (I probably am).
> Block can only contain inline elements.
> And 'flow' elements can contain inline or block elements.
> How about make <q> a flow element that defaults to an inline appearance so
> it can be used mid paragraph for a single line quote and in cases where it's
> a bunch of <p> that are being quoted the <p> can handle the block appearance
> while being children of the <q> thus making them quoted text?

Jason A. Lefkowitz
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