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Re: Proposing <indent> vs. <blockquote>

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 23:33:17 +0100
Message-ID: <46254B2D.5070508@googlemail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> 
> On Apr 15, 2007, at 3:16 PM, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
> 
>> What would be wrong with adding the following as elements, predefined 
>> classes, types, or WAI-ARIA roles:
>>
>> 1. epigraph (these seem quite common on blogs)
> 
> Isn't an epigraph just a kind of blockquote?

According to the Oxford Style Guide (ISBN 0-19-869175-0), "an epigraph 
is a short quotation or saying at the beginning of a book or chapter, 
intended to suggest its theme".

I think it would be most usable if epigraph was the container of a 
blockquote or q and a cite:

<epigraph>
<q>Remember the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; 
peacocks and lilies for instance.</q>
<cite class="hCite"><span class="author"><span class="fn">John</span> 
<span class="ln">Ruskin</span></span>, <span class="bookTitle">The 
Stones of Venice</span></cite>
</epigraph>

<div class="epigraph"> might work too.


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Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Tuesday, 17 April 2007 22:33:42 UTC

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