Re: argument for deprecating BLOCKQUOTE in canonical HTML/XHTML

Asbjørn Ulsberg wrote:
> How is a blockquote distinguished aurally and semantically in a way 
> that can't be conveyed through visual and/or aural style sheets?
 From a semantic perspective, at least, it's distinguished in the sense 
that it's a block of text that wasn't written and hence isn't "owned" by 
the document's author, whereas <p>s, <ol>s etc. all encapsulate content 
that was.  That's a non-presentational distinction (though you could use 
presentational rules to communicate it to the reader, as many authors do 
by styling <blockquote>).

-- Jason

Jason A. Lefkowitz

"A statesman... is a dead politician.
Lord knows, we need more statesmen." -- Bloom County 

Received on Wednesday, 4 April 2007 18:14:49 UTC