RE: ACTION re: HTML 3: Too many tags!

James K. Tauber (
Thu, 27 Jul 95 13:37:35 EDT

On Thu, 27 Jul 1995, Steve Graham wrote:
> How might <q> be applied where sub-quotations are involved? A trivial
> English example:
> ``My father always said 'enough' when eating too much,'' replied the man.
> Might there not be grounds for <q1>, <q2> as in:
> <q1>`My father always said <q2>enough</q2> when eating too much,</q1> replied the man.

Depends if you want to put the burden on the encoder or the browsers. The
above puts it on the former. Allowing for nested <q>'s (which in my
opinion is preferrable) makes life a little harder for the browser but
removes the burden away from the person doing the markup.

James K. Tauber <>
University Computing Services and Centre for Linguistics
University of Western Australia, Perth, AUSTRALIA