[whatwg] [WA1] Literals and Actions, comments on inline markup
Maniac at SoftwareManiacs.Org
Thu May 12 03:07:43 PDT 2005
> There doesn't seem to be any appropriate markup for literals in HTML.
> For example:
> The words 'elude' and 'allude' are frequently mixed up.
> The formatting for such elements varies freely: I've seen single quotes
> (which I prefer), double quotes, and italics. It is therefore
> and should be controlled (or controllable) with CSS.
Not so freely in fact. For example in russian typography these things
should be marked up only with quotes (U+00AB and U+00BB). Simple double
quotes (") are however more widely used and single quotes (') are also
used but mainly in tech-savvy environment. But speaking of italics as a
way of marking up literals - this just won't be understood within
majority of people. Italics in russian typography is quite rare and may
be associated perhaps only with emphasis, not literals.
That said I agree that it should be controllable with CSS. But since
it's not entirely stylistic it shouldn't be controlled only by stylesheet.
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