[whatwg] [html5] thoughts

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Tue Nov 9 12:01:19 PST 2004

On Nov 9, 2004, at 16:48, Ian Hickson wrote:

> I'd rather drop the entire <q> element than introduce that kind of 
> verbosity.


> But better would be to find another solution altogether.

How about the author actually inserting the proper characters in the 
first place?

> (e.g. adding a feature to CSS to let CSS automatically remove the 
> quote marks from inside quotations so that they can be replaced with 
> typographically better ones.)

In my opinion, solving input method problems at the data format level 
or in the display software is generally a bad idea. This needs to be 
solved on the OS text input method layer or, failing that, in the 
editing app.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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