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Re: q an quote and content properties etc.

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 10:38:06 +0200
Message-ID: <129246816109.20030804103806@w3.org>
To: (wrong string) örg Hartmann <jhartmann@aquilacoop.de>
CC: "'Bert Bos'" <bert@w3.org>, www-style@w3.org

On Sunday, August 3, 2003, 3:26:10 PM, Jörg wrote:

JH> 2) to put quotation marks into the presentation part (CSS) instead
JH> of the source structure is a really bad idea, since they reflect
JH> text structure/semantics (like punctuation in general). <em> is
JH> part of the structure, as is <h1> and <p> and <cite> and <q>.
JH> That's just the idea of seperating structure from representation.
JH> To put quotation marks into a text is by definition _not_ a
JH> representation task (while the question of how they are displayed
JH> is).

I agree completely, but that is what HTML 4 did and thus, CSS had to come
up with something to meet this requirement.

 Chris                            mailto:chris@w3.org
Received on Monday, 4 August 2003 04:38:29 UTC

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