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Re: cite element not for people's names?

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 12:20:42 +0100
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <6E30DB82-C2CF-402A-A2EB-58AAFCBE062E@w3.org>
To: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>


Le 20 févr. 2008 à 11:35, Ben Boyle a écrit :
> Do we really want to decrease the scope of CITE? Is there a design  
> principle involved?

I'm one person who's doing an heavy use of cite in my writing. The  
issue is that it has been poorly defined that we see a lot of patterns.


IANAL = I'am not a librarian.

For example, I have used cite inside or outside of blockquote.

     <blockquote cite="urn:isbn:2070717399">
          <p>L'instituteur m'a donné …</p>
          <p class="source">
              <cite class="auteur">Kenzaburō, Ōe</cite>. 1989.
              <cite class="titre"><a href="http://www.shunkin.net/Auteurs/?book=4
73">M/T et l'histoire des merveilles de la forêt</a></cite>. p. 13. Du  
monde ent
ier. Paris: Gallimard.</p>
      </blockquote>

but I have also done things like this in the past

     <p class="source"><cite class="auteur">Kenzaburō Ōe</cite> has  
written in <cite class="titre"><a href="http://www.shunkin.net/Auteurs/?book=4
73">M/T et l'histoire des merveilles de la forêt</a></cite>:</p>

     <blockquote cite="urn:isbn:2070717399">
          <p>L'instituteur m'a donné…</p>
      </blockquote>

Some patterns have their own issues, which give different constraints,  
flexibilities.


# issues

* what are the patterns on the Web right now when using cite? (with/ 
without blockquote/q) [The most needed for now]
* How do you associate a specific author, title to a specific quote?
* What are the use cases for cite?
* Is there a need for a better content model? We can think about  
"author", "source", etc. elements


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