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Re: <q> and commas

From: Sam Kuper <sam.kuper@uclmail.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:44:01 +0000
Message-ID: <4126b3450810291744q2228f29fq3b281c9eccf761e6@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Justin James" <j_james@mindspring.com>
Cc: "Robert J Burns" <rob@robburns.com>, "Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd)" <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
2008/10/29 Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
> Robert -
> I wish this was the case. Instead, the proposals that I am seeing floated
> here, involve the following ideas:
> * Automatic determination of which quotation mark to used, based upon the
> level of nesting of <q>

Yes, but the nesting of <q> elements is a different thing entirely to the
"nesting" of quotation mark characters in content. The two have totally
different DOM representations, for instance.

> * Automatic determination of whether or not to display the quote marks when
> <q> is present, based upon whether or not the HTML author has put quotes
> near the <q> tag

I suppose you're referring to Chris Wilson's 3rd option[1]. I sure haven't
proposed that, and do not support it.

> It requires a relatively complex amount of logic, with relatively
> little returns, especially when you consider the benefit from this logic...

I repeat: *you* don't have to invest any more effort into this, and you
could still reap the benefits. Given that the proposals I've made will
permit you to do one of the things you want to be able to do[2] (ignore <q>
and just use quotation marks) without any modification or extra effort on
your part, and will permit you to do the other thing you want to be able to
to[2] (use <q> *and* quotation marks together, as in <q>"A quote."</q> or
"<q>A quote.</q>") with a simple single line override in your style sheet, I
don't see why you are still objecting on these grounds.



I have understood you correctly.
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