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Re: quotes and the <blockquote> element


From: Keith Parks
Date: Apr 30, 2009 9:05AM

On Apr 29, 2009, at 10:58 AM, <EMAIL REMOVED> wrote:

> Here's a good article about use of the q tag:
> http://www.alistapart.com/articles/qtag


> Using blockquotes with background images is very common, and I see no
> problem with doing it. The amount of people browsing with css off is
> even lower than the amount of people browsing with js off. And even If
> someone does have css off, they will still see an indented block level
> item, and it's meaning should be pretty clear.

I guess for me the fact that something is indented isn't a clear
indication that it is a quote.

Also, thinking about the concept of separating content from
presentation, aren't the quote marks part of the content (they are
after all characters in the text), not part of the presentation? And
thus shouldn't be part of the CSS.

And on the practical side, I also know how often people copy text of
all sorts from Web pages, where some of the formatting comes through
and other formatting is lost. So it just seems really strange to strip
out quote marks and substitute *hidden* formatting.

Keith Parks
Graphic Designer/Web Designer
Student Affairs Communications Services
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-7444
(619) 594-1046


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