Will IE 7 supports Q tag/element?  
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eriawan





PostPosted: Internet Explorer Web Development, Will IE 7 supports Q tag/element? Top

Hi, I'm curious about this Q tag after I read this article:

Long Live the Q Tag

ANd it's quite interesting that the article is true! I have Firefox 1.5.0.6 installed and I get the example <The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog> right and with quotes. But on IE 6 and IE 7, I can't get it right. I can't see the quotes anymore!

Is IE 7 will support this Q tag is important to me, since it's closer to semantic context than using blockquote. Can I get more explanation on this I can't find elsewhere even on MSDN IE team blog.

Eriawan



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Dave Massy





PostPosted: Internet Explorer Web Development, Will IE 7 supports Q tag/element? Top

Hi Eriawan,

The rendering of the Q element is the same in IE7 as IE6. It is definitely something on the list of things to change in a future release of Internet Explorer.

Thanks
-Dave



 
 
eriawan





PostPosted: Internet Explorer Web Development, Will IE 7 supports Q tag/element? Top

Dave, I read on the MSDN Library of VS 2005 and VS 2003, Q tag/element is supported. CMIIW, but I think the support for Q tag is still buggy, as I noted in my previous post.

The MSDN Library needs to be corrected about this issue, and it should show clearly that there is Q tag/element that is properly recognized and supported since IE 4.0 but to me it's also ambiguous with the intention of the original Q tag. The sample on MSDN Library is adding double quotes on the text to be quoted.

This is an excerpt of the MSDN Library:

Remarks

The Q element is available in HTML and script as of Internet Explorer 4.0.

This element is an inline element.

This element requires a closing tag.

Example

This example uses the Q element to set apart a quotation in text.

<P>He said,
<Q>"Hi there!"</Q>

Standards Information

This object is defined in HTML 4.0 and is defined in World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 .

See Also

blockQuote

The remarks is right, but it should describe the behavior and the look correctly. Then, according to your reply, the change on the future releases of IE should be noted also. There are also many things that need to be noted and should have enough warning to prevent more hacks, especially exploiting CSS hacks.

Again, this issue might not be a big issue, but for most web developers and designers like me, this could be a big stopper. What do you think

best regards,

eriawan


 
 
eriawan





PostPosted: Internet Explorer Web Development, Will IE 7 supports Q tag/element? Top

Hi Dave,

It's been a week without reply. Microsoft should clarify this issue, instead of saying support this element. I can't find a single mention of clarification on the MSDN Library about this issue and other issues concerning compatibilities. I think I won't use IE hack anymore. Are there any other MS guys that can bring more help about these issues

Correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I know, IE is not so quick in responding to web standardization. But for me, more clarifications on MSDN Library are also needed, since I know IE 7 is the best IE that supports standards and ending IE hacks.

Please, reply. Otherwise I'm afraid my ongoing web development projects will be targetted to other browsers.

Best regards,

Eriawan


 
 
eriawan





PostPosted: Internet Explorer Web Development, Will IE 7 supports Q tag/element? Top

Guys, I haven't had answers for more than a week. Where else can I ask about this matter As in fact, there's no clear roadmap about many bug fixes about this in the future of IE. That article in Alistapart has been around long before IE 7 released, even before IE 7 beta was released. Will this be fixed in IE 8

Help! Please...

Eriawan