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Re: Proposing <indent> vs. <blockquote>

From: Dão Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 11:04:36 +0200
Message-ID: <46233C24.9060406@design-noir.de>
To: Mike Schinkel <w3c-lists@mikeschinkel.com>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Mike Schinkel schrieb:
> Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
>> Other than in Mike's own work, I can't recall ever seeing <blockquote>
>> misused for indentation in social media. Can anyone point to some 
>> recent (say past 6 months) examples of this in the wild?
> http://mindblogging.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/04/i_just_might_ne.html
> http://www.radicalgeorgiamoderate.org/2007/04/10/the-vernon-jones-circus/
> http://spaceygreview.blogspot.com/2007/03/atlanta-woman-refused-emergency.html

These look like quotes to me. If that was the intent, fine. If it 
wasn't, the problem would be that the styling conflicts with the actual 
meaning, and <indent> wouldn't solve that, as it still would be 
misinterpreted (at least by me).

> http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20030210.html

That would be a use case for <aside>, <legend> or even better <summary> 
(don't know if that was ever proposed.)

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