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Re: Modify blockquote element definition to allow citations

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 09:58:07 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+ri+VmTEjPJroQfbujUKc7+wQj33O15vdbV6mPjJU5C7Vbscw@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
I have made some data available:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/377471/html5bq/index.html

This is an index of 318 pages which use the HTML5 doctype and include
blockquote elements (and sometimes cite elements). The sample pages were
drawn from the raw data from March 2012
(121Mb)<http://webdevdata.org/data/data.zip>.
Consisting of approximately 8000 home pages from the top 10,000 most
popular web sites.

I have added styles to blockquote and cite elements so that they are easily
identifiable when viewing the page.

There is also grep output for the indexed pages:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/377471/blockquote.html


observations:

   - blockquote usage from these pages appears to be largely for its
   intended use.
   - it is common for the attribution to be included within the blockquote
   - when <cite> is used it is common for it to be included inside the
   blockquote element
   - when <cite> is used it is common for it to be used for attributing a
   quote to a person
   - 10 pages included use of the cite attribute
   - 5 pages used footer inside blockquote for attribution






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Regards

SteveF
HTML 5.1 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>


On 17 August 2013 19:18, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:

> As a result of recent discussion and review of  historical dicussions
>
> and intend to make some changes to the definition of blockquote in the
> HTML 5.1 editors draft, for review and feedback.
>
> I have opened a bug to track and provide an input point
>
> https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=22996
>  --
>
> Regards
>
> SteveF
> HTML 5.1 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>
>
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