Re: The cite and pubdate attributes

On 10 Aug 2009, at 12:48, Lachlan Hunt wrote:

>   The cite and pubdate attributes now defined for the article and  
> section elements don't seem to be very well designed.  It's not  
> entirely clear what problem they are meant to solve, or use cases  
> they are addressing.  They also violate the usual visible metadata  
> pattern and duplicate much of the functionality of other features  
> that are already in the spec.

Certainly both can be replaced with a little RDFa fairly easily.

<section id="foo" xmlns:dc="" about="#foo">
   <h1 property="dc:title">Foo</h1>
     This section was first published at
     <time property="dc:issued">2009-01-01 12:00:00</time>
     and is based on
     <a rel="dc:source" href="">this data</a>.

Toby A Inkster

Received on Monday, 10 August 2009 12:24:24 UTC