Re: import quote

From: F J Franklin (
Date: Wed Jan 15 2003 - 07:44:32 EST

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    On Mon, 6 Jan 2003, Alan G Isaac wrote:
    > I am surprised that Abiword imports a q element as
    > emphasized text without quotes. That is probably
    > not the intent of most writers (?), and does not
    > seem to me to be closely aligned to the spec.

    The problem runs even deeper.

    The following are imported as "font-style: italic":

    The following are imported as "font-weight: bold":

    The following are imported as "font-family: courier":

    One way to improve this would be to have a file with style mappings:

    q {
      font-style: italic;
      color: blue;
    tt {
      font-family: 'Helvetica';
      color: red;

    or something like that. But inserting extra text... I'm not sure.

    <q before="&lquo;" after="&rquo;" style="font-style: italic; color: blue" />
    <tt style="font-family: fixed">



    Francis James Franklin

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