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<Q> Tag
What to do when IE doesn't support it.

 8:18 pm on Feb 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi all,

I'm working on a site and am using the <q> tag for marking up quotations. The only problem is IE on Windows doesn't support it. I'm wondering if anyone has any solutions to this problem and would like to share. Personally, I'm not sure what path to take.




 8:28 pm on Feb 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hmmmm... I didn't even know about that tag, very interesting! What a shame it's support is so porr (introduced in html4) :(

I don't think there is a way round it squared. You'll probabl y have to settle for putting the quotes in manually as the various before and after properties are equally unsupported.

Oh well, it would have nice wouldn't it? ;)



 8:33 pm on Feb 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

One workaround is to simply style the quoted text instead of trying to quote it. [diveintomark.org...]


 8:37 pm on Feb 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yeah, itīs really sad, Nick. It would have been nice.

Iīd use it anyway. Itīs good style, you can blame MS and use CSS to style it the way you want. Just donīt use quotation marks yourself since then youīd be to blame when people use a standards compliant browser and have two sets of quotation marks.


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