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Re: ensuring the existence & enhancing the power of Q

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 13:50:23 -0500
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <20070402184522.M41290@hicom.net>

Maciej Stachowiak wrote, quote:
> This is gratuitously incompatible with HTML4.01, where the Q 
>  element's CITE attribute is a URI. I don't think "harmony" 
> justifies  breaking compatibility.

aloha, maciej - i wouldn't classify it as breaking compatibility,
but as fixing an error in the 4.01 technical recommendation.

if SRC is used to point to a target, everywhere else but in the 
Q element, wouldn't you consider that more than a lack of harmony,
but an error?

as long as there exists a CITE element, why not bring the cite 
attribute defined for Q in line with the meaning of CITE as 
expressed by the element named CITE.

this isn't trivial nitpicking, it's identifying an error and 
attempting to address it,


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             Gregory J. Rosmaita, oedipus@hicom.net
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