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Re: Change back the semantics of <cite>

From: Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 16:22:33 +0100
To: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uz3mbv00h8on37@bruce-pc>
On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 16:18:21 +0100, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> wrote:

> Meanwhile, I did just a little bit of research, looking
> at tutorial materials to see whether they picked up
> the HTML 4 <cite>name</cite> usage. I find that
> they seem to stick the <cite>title of work</cite> usage:


> though that first one says "The CITE element is used to markup
> citations, such as titles of magazines or newspapers, ship names, ..."
> ship names?!?!

ah yes, the ship-names element!

More seriously, a common design pattern I've seen (and used)

<p>These words are highly relevant:</p>
<blockquote>Inky Pinky Parlez-Vous.</blockquote><cite>Geoffrey  

or with the citation inside the blockquote

Hang loose and stay groovy,

Bruce Lawson
Web Evangelist
www.opera.com (work)
www.brucelawson.co.uk (personal)
Received on Friday, 11 September 2009 15:23:22 UTC

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