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Re: HTML-Note and bibliographies

From: Liam R. E. Quin <liam@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:20:09 -0400
Message-ID: <1461626409.11418.106.camel@w3.org>
To: Shane McCarron <shane@spec-ops.io>, public-digipub-ig@w3.org
On Mon, 2016-04-25 at 12:07 -0500, Shane McCarron wrote:
> There was a question in the meeting today about whether a
> bibliography
> 
[...]
>    - If "type" is empty for a note, then prefer its title attribute
> for
>    display value

In general it's poor design to take text content from attributes,
because that precludes having markup (e.g. if a bibliographic reference
italicizes "et al." in the list of authors or puts a journal volume
number in bold, or has Japanese ruby annotations). So I'm a little wary
of this. See [Quin, Rueben, Io _et. al_, 1984_b_] for details :-).

Liam

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