Re: Change back the semantics of <cite>

On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 16:39:48 +0200, Bruce Lawson <> wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 14:48:53 +0100, Dan Connolly <> wrote:
>> I consider that a bug in the HTML 4 spec. I wish I had
>> reviewed it more closely.
> Nevertheless, it was in the spec and therefore many people (I include  
> myself and therefore declare an interest) used <cite> for names of  
> people. There is no reason at all to make that incorrect in html5.

Please don't say "no reason at all" when someone just provided one (bug  
fix to make <cite> match its original HTML2 meaning).

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Friday, 11 September 2009 14:54:48 UTC