Summarized test results:
The q element

Intended audience: HTML coders, script developers, Web project managers, and anyone who wants to know how browsers render the q element.

These tests check how user agents render the text contained in the q element, in the default case (ie. no CSS styling).

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Basic tests

Language responsiveness


  1. q-lang-003: Edge renders some of the language-specific quotation marks in the same forms as recommended by the HTML spec, but in many cases it simply renders the default form. Also, in several cases, such as Canadian French, the quotation marks used are the same, but in reversed order for top-level vs. nested quotes.

Multilingual nesting


  1. These tests are only significant if q-lang-001 shows that language settings influence the choice of quotation marks, and if the expected glyphs are rendered for english and japanese quotation marks.