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Re: XHTML2.0: Reviving <CREDIT>

From: Tim Bagot <tsb-w3-html-000A@earth.li>
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 11:50:52 +0000 (UTC)
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At 2003-03-30T11:03+0100, Toby A Inkster wrote:-

> One could mark this up as:
> <blockquote cite="urn:ISBN:0-415-22614-7">
> </blockquote>
> <p>
>   <cite>David Smyth, Introduction to <span class="book">
>   Thai: An Essential Grammar</span></cite>
> </p>

What this doesn't do that HTML 3.0's CREDIT element does is to associate
the cite element with the blockquote. I think it is desirable to be able
to do so. An alternative, more flexible approach would be to permit
indirect citation - i.e. using a fragment identifier pointing to a cite
element. This would fit well with the usual use of bibliographic entries
too. Unfortunately, simply overloading the cite attribute is problematic -
how to determine which meaning is intended in any given instance? Perhaps
this is where someone points out that this is all metadata, so we should
be using RDF instead...

Tim Bagot
Received on Sunday, 30 March 2003 06:53:24 UTC

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