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[Bug 23049] New: New definition of <cite> is unclear on representing titles of works

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Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 10:53:16 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=23049

            Bug ID: 23049
           Summary: New definition of <cite> is unclear on representing
                    titles of works
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec
          Assignee: dave.null@w3.org
          Reporter: josh@joshtumath.me.uk
        QA Contact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-admin@w3.org,
                    public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org

In the previous definition of the cite element, it was clear that its use was
intended for representing titles of works. For example:

  <p>I like to watch <cite>Doctor Who</cite>, because...</p>

However, the definition of the element is now the following:

"The cite element represents reference information about the source of quoted
text."

This makes it unclear whether the element can still be used as with the
previous definition, where the element is used to show the title of something
and does not have to be used near a quote.

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