RE: <q> and commas

From: [] On Behalf Of Sam Kuper
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 2:26 PM
To: Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd)
Cc: Justin James; Robert J Burns; HTML WG
Subject: Re: <q> and commas

2008/10/29 Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) <>
Justin James wrote:
>> Given enough engineering resources and a detailed
>> enough spec, it is eminently possible to make a UA magically add all of the
>> correct punctuation; Microsoft Word, for example, is capable of this.
> No, it is not. Philip's examples attest to this.

Even more reinforcement of my point. Microsoft has been working on the "smart quotes" system for a long time. I am not saying, "if Microsoft can't do it, no one can" but I am saying, "if they've invested so many resources in it and it is still not working right, we should avoid this problem."


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