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isbn and attribute cite

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2004 22:48:37 -0400
Message-Id: <8F29C9D6-141D-11D9-AF97-000A95718F82@w3.org>
Cc: Kevin Marks <kmarks@technorati.com>, www-archive@w3.org
To: erik@allconsuming.net
Hi Erik,
Hi Kevin,

I don't think allconsuming [1] does already that, but that would be 
worthwhile to do in association with technorati.com [2].

When I do a book citation, i'm not giving a link to any online shops 
for the reason, that I have no reason to encourage one more than 
another. There's one correct way of doing things when you give a 
quotation of a book. I do that in my Web pages.

<blockquote class="citation"
	cite="urn:isbn:0679723161"
	xml:lang="en">

<p>Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. 
Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the 
palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.</p>

<p><cite class="dc:title">Lolita</cite> - <cite 
class="dc:author">Vladimir Nabokov</cite></p>

</blockquote>

So it would be cool if you could detect such references. I mean uri of 
the forms of

	urn:isbn:isbn_number

That would encourage people to do the right think and you could even 
build on top of that a very precise quotation search engine. There will 
be, I'm pretty sure, a waterfall effects to that. If it's implemented, 
people will use it, the more the people are using it, the more your 
implementation becomes interesting and useful.

Imagine the benefits of a very good quotation engine where everything 
is discriminated correctly. We could even work together to the piece of 
HTML, you would rely on, and so start a best practice for it. I'm 
pretty sure Tantek would be interested too. Kevin feel free to forward 
it to Tantek.

Best Regards

[1] http://allconsuming.net/
[2] http://technorati.com/

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Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager
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