[whatwg] [web-apps] Titles in HTML

fantasai fantasai.lists at inkedblade.net
Sat Apr 16 16:31:49 PDT 2005

John Lewis wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Apr 2005 15:08:58 -0400, fantasai <fantasai.lists at inkedblade.net>
> wrote:
>> I agree that <q> has problems, particularly with en-US style punctuation. 
>> However, if the italics is going to be in the CSS, I think the quotation 
>> marks should also be there.
> But the italic text needs* to be applied via CSS. The quotation marks could
> be written by the author. In plain text, for example, quotation marks are
> content, and italic text must be faked (_like this_ to represent
> underlining) or done without. In UAs that don't support CSS (or don't support
> it fully), written quotation marks will still work.

By that argument, in UAs that don't support CSS, italics won't work either.

> That is a good point. Maybe there could be language-specific behavior
> based on the lang attribute

I agree that there should be. Finding out what that language-specific behavior
should be will be difficult, however...


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