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Re: <q>

From: Preston L. Bannister <preston@bannister.us>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2008 08:19:23 -0700
Message-ID: <7e91ba7e0810250819j5bea95f5v6d394153095245a8@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ben Boyle" <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>
Cc: "Chris Wilson" <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Have to admit, the <q> tag is one of favorites. Since it has no meaningful
overt use (because of past IE), it makes a handy container for data to be
transformed to something else by script. Short tags trim a bit from the
processing needed on the server, and fewer bits on the wire (both always a
good thing). Adds up for complex structures. So <q> ends up quite useful (in
conjunction with script), only because it has no use (in HTML).

Makes me wish there more valid useless short tags.

Right - not exactly related to the prior discussion of <q>. Closer to the
discussion on extensibility, if you can make the connection.
Received on Saturday, 25 October 2008 15:20:00 UTC

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