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Re: The cite and pubdate attributes

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2009 04:12:21 +0200
Message-ID: <4A876B05.4020109@malform.no>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>
CC: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Karl Dubost On 09-08-16 01.35:

> 
> Le 10 août 2009 à 07:48, Lachlan Hunt a écrit :
>> Similarly, the cite attribute duplicates functionality of the <cite> 
>> elmement combined with <a href>.
> 
> cite attribute on blockquote covers different cases and makes a direct 
> association between the quoted text and the reference.


> # Example 2


> <blockquote cite="urn:isbn:978-0-14-243717-9" xml:lang="en">
> 
>     <p>You don't know me about me, without you have read
>     a book by the name of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,"
>     but that ain't no matter.</p>
>     <p class="source">
>      <cite class="auteur">Twain, Mark</cite>, p. 9.
>      <cite class="titre">The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn</cite>.
>     Penguin Classics. 2003
>     </p>
> </blockquote>



In Example 2, you could have reused the code from Example 1, like 
this:

<cite class="author"><a href="http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Twain"
 >Mark Twain</a></cite>

Something which would have been illegal, if the @cite URI had to 
be replaced with the anchor element.

> IMHO, removing the cite attribute on quote is not a very good idea and 
> doesn't create any benefits.
> Making it possible for browser to activate the URI contained in cite 
> attribute be a lot better (javascript and css can be used already see 
> below).

Indeed.
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Sunday, 16 August 2009 02:13:04 UTC

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