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Re: <q>

From: Ivan Enderlin <w3c@hoa-project.net>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 15:26:26 +0100
Message-ID: <49072112.4030303@hoa-project.net>
To: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
Cc: 'Sam Kuper' <sam.kuper@uclmail.net>, 'Olivier GENDRIN' <olivier.gendrin@gmail.com>, 'Ben Boyle' <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>, 'Chris Wilson' <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, 'HTML WG' <public-html@w3.org>

Justin James a écrit :
>> *As I've suggested above, the spec that defines these default presentations need not be
>> the HTML 5 spec. If it isn't the HTML 5 spec, then I think the spec that *does* define
>> the default presentations should be published in advance of HTML 5's final publication
>> round, so that the HTML 5 spec can refer to it. Does this seem reasonable?
> I would be happy with that approach. As stated above, putting it in HTML is against HTML's goals&  scope, as far as I know. Punctuation is presentation, unless it is content. HTML says it should be content, so defining<q>  to do it makes little sense to me.
I agree.

Well, we are all agree to say that the <q> tag describes a quotation. In 
this way, it is very usefull.

The problem is with the quote style.
Maybe the “best” way to work is that UA do not print quotes (with :after 
or :before classes, and content property), and only user overwrites this 
property with his own CSS. Or a secondary solution is that user writes 
quotes himself in the content and let the CSS to default (i.e. no quotes 
are printed).

This is not a HTML problem but a CSS problem I think (or content problem).


Ivan Enderlin
Developper of Hoa Framework
Received on Tuesday, 28 October 2008 14:27:13 UTC

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