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[whatwg] sarcasm

From: Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 10:31:31 +0200
Message-ID: <001901c78714$20a30a00$1a01080a@POCZTOWIEC>
Your quotation is incorrect because the Q element inserts language-dependent
quotation marks on its own.  Your markup produces the following text:
"??Toute forme de langage devrait ?tre reconnue et libre d'exister sans
ironie.??"
At least, it should.  Internet Explorer does not do it because they do not
support :before and :after CSS selectors, among other useful and required
recommendations.
Chris

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[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Karl Dubost
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 2:51 AM
To: WHAT Working Group Mailing List
Subject: Re: [whatwg] sarcasm


Le 25 avr. 2007 ? 08:19, Elliotte Harold a ?crit :
> 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.

Because quote is useful not because of his punctuation but because of  
the possibility to give the reference of the quote.

<p>
    <cite>Raymond Queneau</cite> said:
    "<q xml:lang="fr"
       id="ironie"
       cite="http://www.evene.fr/celebre/biographie/raymond- 
queneau-551.php?citations">
       Toute forme de langage devrait ?tre reconnue et libre  
d'exister sans ironie.
    </q>"
</p>


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