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#1 2012-11-17 13:00:26

Mr. Alex
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<q> tag in HTML, how often do users face problems displaying quotes?

Hi all!

There are articles about citation in HTML and a lot of them say using <q></q> tags is not recommended due to some old or rare browsers cannot display quotation marks around <q>such text</q>. Do you have real examples when browsers couldn't do that if web developer specified lang of the page (<html lang=".."></html>)? Ever faced this problem in real life?

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#2 2012-11-17 13:40:29

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Re: <q> tag in HTML, how often do users face problems displaying quotes?

As a general rule: Don't write html using workarounds for old crappy browsers. Tell your users to upgrade their browser instead.


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#3 2012-11-17 14:30:41

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Re: <q> tag in HTML, how often do users face problems displaying quotes?

That's all general recommendations. Thanks. But I would like to know if anyone these days really experienced this problem.

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#4 2012-11-17 15:14:02

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Re: <q> tag in HTML, how often do users face problems displaying quotes?

Since <q> is not often used i doubt you will get a lot of feedback other than what Mr. Elendig said. <q> should be fully supported from IE8 and up, IE6 and 7 will render any styling but won't add the quotation marks. Not a real problem i would personally say.

Mr. Alex wrote:

a lot of them say using <q></q> tags is not recommended

What is "a lot of them" and how old are those articles?

Last edited by litemotiv (2012-11-17 15:15:04)


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#5 2012-11-17 15:25:06

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Re: <q> tag in HTML, how often do users face problems displaying quotes?

Ah, just read a few during about a year. How old are them - haven't looked for date...

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#6 2012-11-18 01:58:15

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Re: <q> tag in HTML, how often do users face problems displaying quotes?

You shouldn't really read any guide predating html5 either these days smile

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