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Re: use of cite [was: fun with embedded RDF]

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 17:22:28 +0100
Message-Id: <78448320-DB87-482C-A80B-F2503E78279A@w3.org>
Cc: "Ralph R. Swick" <swick@csail.mit.edu>, Ian Davis <iand@internetalchemy.org>, Eric Miller <em@w3.org>, www-archive+breadcrumbs@w3.org
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>


Le 06-02-28 à 17:12, Dan Connolly a écrit :
> On Feb 28, 2006, at 4:56 PM, Karl Dubost wrote:
>> Le 06-02-23 à 09:39, Dan Connolly a écrit :
>>>       <cite><a rel="foaf-made" href="xyz">brilliant ideas</a></cite>
>>
>> Sorry to jump in, but is it an appropriate use of cite?
>
> I think so; "brilliant ideas" is a (hypothetical) title of a talk.

Yes this is a good use. I agree with you. I didn't understand that it  
was a title.

> <cite> is use for marking up titles of cited works. At least it was  
> when
> it was added to HTML 2.0. The semantics
> seem to have drifted since then, but I think it has only
> grown usages, not lost them.

One of the reasons of the drifting semantics of "cite" is a sound  
problem in western languages.

* citation in French, German, Dutch, etc is a quote (for the main  
use). But I guess it's one possible meaning of English, as well.


> Wow... the HTML 4 spec
>  http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/text.html#h-9.2.1
> doesn't even document the original purpose of cite:

yes :/ I know that, and plenty of other elements.




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