W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > whatwg@whatwg.org > April 2007

[whatwg] sarcasm

From: Brenton Strine <whatwg@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 16:35:15 -0700
Message-ID: <6f65cd430704241635g47cbfcf8n974f8043c2ce2623@mail.gmail.com>
So why not use the q element for irony as well, since a quote already
indicates both quotations and irony.

On 4/24/07, Elliotte Harold <elharo at metalab.unc.edu> wrote:
> Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
>
> > In Western typography, there is already a tradition to mark up irony
> > with quotation marks:
> >
> > Yeah, George W. Bush has been such a "great" president.
>
> There's an even stronger tradition to mark quotes with quotation marks,
> and yet we have the q element.
>
>
>
>
> --
> Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo at metalab.unc.edu
> Java I/O 2nd Edition Just Published!
> http://www.cafeaulait.org/books/javaio2/
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0596527500/ref=nosim/cafeaulaitA/
>
Received on Tuesday, 24 April 2007 16:35:15 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Monday, 13 April 2015 23:08:34 UTC