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Re: CSS and quotation typography

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2006 00:59:20 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200609152359.k8FNxKY02827@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> In reality, (X)HTML remains deeply conservative when it comes to
> replacing or disambiguating context and typography with semantic markup

A general diatribe against HTML, and for TEI, is not a good start.   HTML
is not designed for professional typesetters.  It was originally
designed to allow any reasonably intelligent person to create useful
documents.  In doing so, it has to compromise, and that compromise often
includes relying on normal punctuation in the text, without specific
markup.  An attempt to introduce a purely semantic inline quote element
was essentially ignored by users.
Received on Saturday, 16 September 2006 07:41:36 UTC

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