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[Bug 18919] New: Encouraged cite attribute behavior is unlikely to be implemented and so should be dropped

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Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:49:49 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-18919-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

           Summary: Encouraged cite attribute behavior is unlikely to be
                    implemented and so should be dropped
           Product: WHATWG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: eoconnor@apple.com
         QAContact: contributor@whatwg.org
                CC: mjs@apple.com, mike@w3.org,
        Depends on: 18915

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #18915 +++

The Rendering section, in subsection Links, Forms and Navigation

"User agents are expected to allow users to navigate browsing contexts to the
resources indicated by the cite attributes on q, blockquote, ins, and del

As far as I can tell, mainstream UAs do not implement this, and I don't know of
any planning to offer such behavior. Making these elements act as hyperlinks
directly is likely to be incompatible with existing content, a context menu
item is too obscure to be worth it, and out-of-line UI is likely not to merit
space in the UI chrome.

"expected" statements in the Rendering section are MUST-level conformance
criteria for the "Visual user agents that support the suggested default
rendering" conformance class:


Since this requirement is unlikely to be implemented, it should be dropped.
Otherwise it is likely to be dropped in CR anyway.

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