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Re: Change back the semantics of <cite>

From: Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 15:39:48 +0100
To: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uz3kcmgmh8on37@bruce-pc>
On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 14:48:53 +0100, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 2009-09-10 at 20:34 +0200, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>> In the draft, the semantics of <cite> has been altered to not cover what
>> it covered in HTML 4.
>>
>> HTML 4:  "CITE: Contains a citation or a reference to other sources."
>>
>> HTML 4 example:
>>   As <CITE>Harry S. Truman</CITE> said,
>>    <Q lang="en-us">The buck stops here.</Q>
>>   More information can be found in <CITE>[ISO-0000]</CITE>.
>
> I consider that a bug in the HTML 4 spec. I wish I had
> reviewed it more closely.

Nevertheless, it was in the spec and therefore many people (I include  
myself and therefore declare an interest) used <cite> for names of people.  
There is no reason at all to make that incorrect in html5.

bruce
Received on Friday, 11 September 2009 14:40:59 UTC

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