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Re: Proposal for the deprecation of <blockquote>

From: Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 17:58:03 +0100
Message-ID: <CAAFGRefKe08VhDBxvDs+JpKHrKBsO+EJ9LDZ6h7VgHQNZhpsWg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: Heydon Pickering <heydon@heydonworks.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 15 August 2013 17:38, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
> FYI
> use of cite as you do is one of the things I have been reviewing in light of
> usage and various discussions.
>
> feel free to put forward a proposal
>>
>> I'd always used
>>
>> <blockquote>
>> <p>Lawks a lawdy, my bottom's on fire!</p>
>> <cite>Joan of Arc</cite>
>> </blockquote>
>>

OK, so looking at spec
http://www.w3.org/TR/html51/grouping-content.html#the-blockquote-element
I propose the line "Attribution for the quotation, if any, must be
placed outside the blockquote element" be dropped, and replaced with
something like "For the programmatic association of quotation and
source, and to make common print quotation patterns easily achieved
without extra markup and elaborate CSS, the attribution may be placed
in a <cite> element inside the blockquote".

The definition of <cite> should remove the paragraph beginning with "A
person's name is not the title of a work", and  replace it with
"Inside a <blockquote>, the <cite> element may be used to attribute
the name of the author of a quote. In normal running text, <cite>
should not be used around a name; In some cases, the b element might
be appropriate for names; e.g. in a gossip article where the names of
famous people are keywords rendered with a different style to draw
attention to them."

(Examples would need tweaking too)
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