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Bug 9756 - HTML element q (for quotations) not recognised
HTML element q (for quotations) not recognised
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
Language setup (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest normal with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-05-01 20:04 UTC by Régis Lachaume
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
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Description Régis Lachaume 2007-05-01 20:04:09 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
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-05-01 20:05:23 UTC
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.
Comment 2 Laurent Denis 2007-05-08 19:00:37 UTC

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.

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