Re: <q> and commas

2008/10/29 Justin James <>

> From: [] On
> Behalf Of Sam Kuper
> 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.

Not as far as I can tell.

> 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."

The behaviour I've proposed for <q> does avoid it.


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