[whatwg] [html5] thoughts

On Tue, 9 Nov 2004, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> > 
> > But better would be to find another solution altogether.
> How about the author actually inserting the proper characters in the first
> place?
> > (e.g. adding a feature to CSS to let CSS automatically remove the quote
> > marks from inside quotations so that they can be replaced with
> > typographically better ones.)
> In my opinion, solving input method problems at the data format level or in
> the display software is generally a bad idea. This needs to be solved on the
> OS text input method layer or, failing that, in the editing app.

I sometimes want to take quotes and put them into floats with huge 
oversized quotemarks under the text at the top right and bottom left (it's 
quite a common effect in glossy magazines). This can't be done unless you 
can address the quotes directly somehow.

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