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Re: Proposal for the deprecation of <blockquote>

From: Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 17:32:50 +0100
Message-ID: <CAAFGRecGhnajPuX+XnsYfSmSUjPXvNQeL8ZHcKgyQ9aFQ3DYMw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Heydon Pickering <heydon@heydonworks.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
On 15 August 2013 17:17, Heydon Pickering <heydon@heydonworks.com> wrote:
> I'm not at all convinced about the use of <cite> as a means of attribution
> for quotations. The <cite> element is already notoriously misunderstood
> and it would take a specification change just to make it an applicable
> element. This is even before we begin to cludge together the relationship
> between
> <blockquote> and <cite>.

I'd always used

<blockquote>
<p>Lawks a lawdy, my bottom's on fire!</p>
<cite>Joan of Arc</cite>
</blockquote>

but Hixie was adamant that HTML5 shouldn't be backwardsly compatible
with HTML4, which allowed names as well as works to be <cite>d.

But as no conformance checker can check it, and I find the restriction
unnecessary, I continue to use this pattern,
Received on Thursday, 15 August 2013 16:33:20 UTC

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