Well, <Q> is a text level markup, like <I> and <B>. It is suggested that
text within <Q></Q> be rendered enclosed with quotation marks, or other
punctuation appropriate to the language. <BQ> is used to indicate a
quoted passage of text is enclosed. The two are quite different, and I
think <Q> should stay in, so that on your German browser, the quotations
would be rendered as the double-greater-than/double-less-than marks (what
are those called) and on English browsers, as "".
I agree that the other simplifications should take place. "Hey, I'm not
using this <KBD> tag anywhere, let me assign some styles to it, it's
shorter than typing <PERSON class=green>."
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