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hixie: More conformance requirements for <blockquote> since people keep asking. (whatwg r6988)

From: poot <cvsmail@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 13:43:18 -0500
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hixie: More conformance requirements for <blockquote> since people keep
asking. (whatwg r6988)

http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/html5/spec/Overview.html?r1=1.5581&r2=1.5582&f=h
http://html5.org/tools/web-apps-tracker?from=6987&to=6988

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RCS file: /sources/public/html5/spec/Overview.html,v
retrieving revision 1.5581
retrieving revision 1.5582
diff -u -d -r1.5581 -r1.5582
--- Overview.html	10 Feb 2012 00:29:19 -0000	1.5581
+++ Overview.html	11 Feb 2012 18:43:03 -0000	1.5582
@@ -320,7 +320,7 @@
 
    <h1>HTML5</h1>
    <h2 class="no-num no-toc" id="a-vocabulary-and-associated-apis-for-html-and-xhtml">A vocabulary and associated APIs for HTML and XHTML</h2>
-   <h2 class="no-num no-toc" id="editor-s-draft-10-february-2012">Editor's Draft 10 February 2012</h2>
+   <h2 class="no-num no-toc" id="editor-s-draft-11-february-2012">Editor's Draft 11 February 2012</h2>
    <dl><dt>Latest Published Version:</dt>
     <dd><a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/">http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/</a></dd>
     <dt>Latest Editor's Draft:</dt>
@@ -467,7 +467,7 @@
   Group</a> is the W3C working group responsible for this
   specification's progress along the W3C Recommendation
   track.
-  This specification is the 10 February 2012 Editor's Draft.
+  This specification is the 11 February 2012 Editor's Draft.
   </p><!-- UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH TO BE REMOVED OR EDITED WITHOUT TALKING TO IAN FIRST --><p>Work on this specification is also done at the <a href="http://www.whatwg.org/">WHATWG</a>. The W3C HTML working group
   actively pursues convergence with the WHATWG, as required by the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2007/03/HTML-WG-charter">W3C HTML working
   group charter</a>.</p><!-- UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH TO BE REMOVED OR EDITED WITHOUT TALKING TO IAN FIRST --><p>This document was produced by a group operating under the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/">5
@@ -16393,7 +16393,36 @@
   is present, it must be a <a href="#valid-url-potentially-surrounded-by-spaces">valid URL potentially surrounded by
   spaces</a>. <span class="impl">To obtain the corresponding
   citation link, the value of the attribute must be <a href="#resolve-a-url" title="resolve a url">resolved</a> relative to the element. User
-  agents should allow users to follow such citation links.</span><div class="impl">
+  agents should allow users to follow such citation links.</span><p>The content of a <code><a href="#the-blockquote-element">blockquote</a></code> may be abbreviated or
+  may have context added in the conventional manner for the text's
+  language.<div class="example">
+
+   <p>For example, in English this is traditionally done using square
+   brackets. Consider a page with the sentence "Fred ate the cracker.
+   He then said he liked apples and fish."; it could be quoted as
+   follows:</p>
+
+   <pre>&lt;blockquote&gt;
+ &lt;p&gt;[Fred] then said he liked [...] fish.&lt;/p&gt;
+&lt;/blockquote&gt;</pre>
+
+  </div><p>Attribution for the quotation, if any, must be placed outside the
+  <code><a href="#the-blockquote-element">blockquote</a></code> element.</p><div class="example">
+
+   <p>For example, here the attribution is given in a paragraph after
+   the quote:</p>
+
+   <pre>&lt;blockquote&gt;
+ &lt;p&gt;I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer
+ god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other
+ possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.&lt;/p&gt;
+&lt;/blockquote&gt;
+&lt;p&gt;&mdash; Stephen Roberts&lt;/p&gt;</pre>
+
+   <p>The other examples below show other ways of showing
+   attribution.</p>
+
+  </div><div class="impl">
 
   <p>The <dfn id="dom-quote-cite" title="dom-quote-cite"><code>cite</code></dfn> IDL
   attribute must <a href="#reflect">reflect</a> the element's <code title="">cite</code> content attribute.</p>
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