Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:06:30 UTC
The HTML element q used for quotation is not recognised by Wikimedia projects.
Instead, it is displayed as is (<q>text</q> instead of "text" or something of
the kind, depending on CSS.)
How to reproduce : add <q>text</q> to a wikimedia page and visualise.
Tried on : meta, fr.wikipedia
Use of <q> is not well defined; details differ between HTML versions, and it's
not in general use to begin with. Not planning to add support for it.
Use of <q> is very precisely defined in HTML4.01, with no change in XHTML1.0 of
course. Both the element and its attribute "cite" have an explicit definition,
just like blockquote for wich you already have support (one is for in-line
content, and the other for block-level content, that's all) ;)
An other point is that <q> is explicitly required by WCAG for accessibility.
They are really not any reason not to add support.