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Re: HTML-Note and bibliographies

From: Shane McCarron <shane@spec-ops.io>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:40:42 -0500
Message-ID: <CAJdbnOCq1YJpHY0mJnrVtgbU7+S=rpzMYmpXmDF5EVWE6EaJcg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Liam R. E. Quin" <liam@w3.org>
Cc: public-digipub-ig@w3.org
Comments inline:

On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 6:20 PM, Liam R. E. Quin <liam@w3.org> wrote:

> 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 :-).
>

Yeah - I am aware of this (obviously).  But I don't really have a good
alternative that would be both flexible AND easy to use.  The title
attribute accommodates popular citation styles (e.g., APA).   Do you have
an alternate suggestion?
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