[whatwg] [html5] thoughts

Max Romantschuk max at provico.fi
Wed Nov 10 00:11:50 PST 2004

Thomas Scholz wrote:
> What about an element <quote>?

Um, isn't that what <q> is all about? [1] Or am I missing something?

I thought the issue on the table was the fact that the spec defines the 
following: "Visual user agents must ensure that the content of the Q 
element is rendered with delimiting quotation marks."

The problem arises with UAs which don't understand <q>, and leaves out 
the quotation marks. This results in the loss of the information that 
the element content was a quote.


1. http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/text.html#edef-Q

Max Romantschuk

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