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Re: Change back the semantics of <cite>

From: Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 15:57:20 +0100
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uz3k5uzfh8on37@bruce-pc>
On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 15:54:01 +0100, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>  

> On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 16:39:48 +0200, Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>  
> wrote:
>> On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 14:48:53 +0100, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>  
>> 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).

Fair cop. I should have said "In my opinion, that is not sufficient reason  
to make that incorrect in html5."

Hang loose and stay groovy,

Bruce Lawson
Web Evangelist
www.opera.com (work)
www.brucelawson.co.uk (personal)
Received on Friday, 11 September 2009 14:58:09 UTC

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