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[whatwg] sarcasm

From: Alexey Feldgendler <alexey@feldgendler.ru>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 09:56:03 +0200
Message-ID: <op.trbxnpa41h6og4@pita.feldgendler.ru>
On Wed, 25 Apr 2007 01:35:15 +0200, Brenton Strine <whatwg at gmail.com>  
wrote:

> So why not use the q element for irony as well, since a quote already
> indicates both quotations and irony.

For the same reason why we don't want <i> used to mark up emphasis,  
foreign words and defined terms (since italics are already used in  
typography for all of this).


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