RE: <q>

I feel VERY uncomfortable with the idea of an HTML element that specifies a particular presentation in a manner that only makes sense in certain languages (not every locale will have a quotation mark character, but authors will come to expect the <q> element to render it). If I am reading this idea wrong, please let me know!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On
> Behalf Of Lachlan Hunt
> Sent: Friday, October 24, 2008 5:14 PM
> To: Chris Wilson
> Subject: Re: <q>
> Chris Wilson wrote:
> > I'd like to suggest a different strategy for <q>.  I'm not
> > comfortable with a strategy that directly says you must break the
> > only required rendering rule in HTML4.01 in order to be compliant
> > with HTML5.  I believe we should pick one of the following options:
> > 1) it should either be removed,
> Even if we remove the element from the collection of conforming
> elements, we still need to decide what to include in the rendering
> section with regards to quotation marks.
> We could make it non-conforming and either require it to be surrounded
> with quotes (probably something simple like always using U+0022
> QUOTATION MARK, or whatever browsers do if they vary for different
> locales), or not rendering any quotes at all.
> --
> Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software

Received on Friday, 24 October 2008 21:30:15 UTC