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RE: is it necessary to disambiguate (using markup) inline notes,citations and original markup? [was] use of <mark> to denote notes in quoted text

From: Adrian Roselli <Roselli@algonquinstudios.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2013 19:40:57 +0000
To: Reinier Kaper <rp.kaper@gmail.com>
CC: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <0CB063710346B446A5B5DC305BF8EA3E8F3EEA@Ex2010MBX.development.algonquinstudios.com>
> From: Reinier Kaper [mailto:rp.kaper@gmail.com] 
> Sent: Sunday, September 08, 2013 2:28 PM
> In some languages (also in English I'm pretty sure) ellipsis
> in the text means you've skipped a part of the original text,
> so I don't think that would be a good rendering method.


Which brings another question... How is this:

     Ask not <mark>[...]</mark> what you can do for your country.

Any better than this:

     Ask not <span>[...]</span> what you can do for your country.

There may be a good reason, but I don't know what it is.

As it is, @title may be useful if used this way, but <mark> doesn't seem to be any better of a fit than <span>:

     Ask not <mark title="what your country can do for you, but">[...]</mark> what you can do for your country.

FWIW, I am considering the current definition of <mark> [1] and also balancing it with Steve's feedback that it's not being used correctly even in those rare cases where it is used [2].

1. http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/text-level-semantics.html#the-mark-element
2. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2013Sep/0070.html
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