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[whatwg] Proposal of an <author> element

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 17:40:10 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0812181734530.30197@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 18 Dec 2008, Nils Dagsson Moskopp wrote:
>
> Quotations in the context of an article usually consist of three 
> elements:
> 
>       * the actual quote
>       * the author of the quote
>       * the citation source
> 
> For two of these parts, there is markup; however, for the author, there 
> is none. I have no reason to believe that the author is of significantly 
> less importance than the citation source, and also no reason to assert 
> that the author is frequently omitted.
>
> [...]
> 
> Therefore, I am proposing to add an <author> element to the spec.

On Thu, 18 Dec 2008, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
> 
> It's not clear what end-user problem you're trying to solve; you'll need to
> define that first. See the FAQ on feature proposals:
> 
> http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/FAQ#Is_there_a_process_for_adding_new_features_to_the_spec.3F

Benjamin is right; we need convincing use cases before adding new 
elements.

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