[whatwg] sarcasm

Kristof Zelechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Wed Apr 25 04:35:49 PDT 2007

The quotes used depend on the language of the Q element.  You have
explicitly declared it as French.  If you want to have French text inside
English quotes, you can use SPAN inside of Q.

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[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Karl Dubost
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To: Kristof Zelechovski
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Subject: Re: [whatwg] sarcasm

Le 25 avr. 2007 à 17:31, Kristof Zelechovski a écrit :
> Your quotation is incorrect because the Q element inserts language- 
> dependent
> quotation marks on its own.  Your markup produces the following text:
> "« Toute forme de langage devrait être reconnue et libre d'exister  
> sans
> ironie. »"

no because the surrounding language is English. You would use French  
quotes if there was French text around.
But you are right it is the correct double quotes, as it should be  
English double quotes.

> At least, it should.  Internet Explorer does not do it because they  
> do not
> support :before and :after CSS selectors, among other useful and  
> required
> recommendations.

The only implementation which did it in the past was internet  
explorer for Macintosh and I'm not sure for all languages.

with CSS, but unfortunately, not very supported last time I have  
body { quotes: "\201c " "\201d " "\2018 " "\2019 "; }

Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
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