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[whatwg] What to say about <cite>

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 19:33:23 -0500
Message-ID: <47607DD3.2020602@inkedblade.net>
Henri Sivonen wrote:
> 
> Let's see what spec text could look like:
> The cite element represents a title of work. Sometimes it is used for 
> personal names. The use of the <cite> element is optional: titles of 
> works (and personal names) may be communicated without any particular 
> markup or may be marked up as <i> or <b> in order to adhere to a house 
> style that requires italicization or bolding.
> 
> (The personal name weaseling part is not particularly good. I have a 
> hard time figuring out how to deal with the HTML4 semantic legacy here.)

Scrap it. If someone starts a flamewar, point out that a the "name" of 
"a person" can also be considered the "title" of "a work".

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 12 December 2007 16:33:23 UTC

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