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Re: <Q CITE....>

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 07:35:06 -0400
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19980514073506.00a05100@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>
To: Ian Hickson <exxieh@bath.ac.uk>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
At 06:00 PM 13/05/98 -0400, Ian Hickson wrote:
>The 'CITE' part of <Q CITE=""> part indicates who said the phrase, as in:
><Q CITE="Chris Lilley, chair of the CSS&FP Working Group">Today's release of
>the CSS2 specification demonstrates the effectiveness of the W3C process and
>is the culmination of more than a year's work.</Q>

No, CITE gives a *URI* for the source of the quotation:

<BLOCKQUOTE
CITE="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/text.html#adef-cite-Q">
cite = uri [CT]
The value of this attribute is a URI that designates a source document or
message. This attribute is intended to give information about the source
from which the quotation was borrowed.
</BLOCKQUOTE>

So your example should be

<P><Q CITE="http://www.w3.org/Press/1998/CSS2-REC">Today's release of the
CSS2 specification demonstrates the effectiveness of the W3C process and is
the culmination of more than a year's work,</Q> said Chris Lilley, chair of
the CSS&amp;FP Working Group.</P>

-- 
Liam Quinn
Web Design Group            Enhanced Designs, Web Site Development
http://www.htmlhelp.com/    http://enhanced-designs.com/
Received on Thursday, 14 May 1998 07:40:33 GMT

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