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Re: The cite and pubdate attributes

From: Toby A Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 13:23:44 +0100
Message-Id: <8207D1D8-CC17-4BDE-ADCA-E7A620A1FB34@g5n.co.uk>
Cc: public-html <public-html@w3.org>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
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="http://purl.org/dc/terms/" 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="http://example.com/data">this data</a>.

Toby A Inkster
Received on Monday, 10 August 2009 12:24:24 UTC

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