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Re: Change back the semantics of <cite>

From: Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 15:57:20 +0100
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uz3k5uzfh8on37@bruce-pc>
On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 15:54:01 +0100, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>  
wrote:

> On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 16:39:48 +0200, Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>  
> wrote:
>> On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 14:48:53 +0100, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>  
>> wrote:
>>> 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.
>
> Please don't say "no reason at all" when someone just provided one (bug  
> fix to make <cite> match its original HTML2 meaning).

Fair cop. I should have said "In my opinion, that is not sufficient reason  
to make that incorrect in html5."


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