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Default quotation punctuation is not language-sensitive

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 16206

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Core
CSS Parsing and Computation
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 16206
11 years ago
11 years ago

People

(Reporter: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis, Assigned: dbaron)

Tracking

1.8 Branch
x86
Windows XP
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20060925 BonEcho/2.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20060925 BonEcho/2.0

Firefox provides a default styling of the Q element. Like Lynx, Firefox alternates double with single quotation marks for nested quotations. But Firefox does not follow the HTML spec, which says: "User agents should render quotation marks in a language-sensitive manner (see the lang attribute)" [*]. Instead, Firefox uses the punctuation typical of US English every time.

[*] http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/struct/text.html#h-9.2.2.1 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Write an HTML page including: <p lang="fr">J'aime<q lang="fr">Firefox</q>!</p>
2. View it in Firefox.


Actual Results:  
J’aime “Firefox”!

Expected Results:  
J’aime « Firefox »!

Updated

11 years ago
Assignee: nobody → dbaron
Component: General → Style System (CSS)
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → ian
Version: unspecified → 1.8 Branch

Comment 1

11 years ago

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 16206 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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