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Re: Change back the semantics of <cite>

From: Lord Armitage <lord.armitage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 18:07:22 +0200
Message-ID: <41f05aa20909110907j55944cddj3858b21a5654b900@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>
On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 17:45, Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com> wrote:
> Bruce Lawson writes:
>> On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 15:51:39 +0100, Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com> wrote:
>> > Instead the question needs to be asked the other way round, coming
>> > up with a reason why HTML5 should make <cite> for people allowed
>> > (rather than why it shouldn't disallow it).
>> generally, because it's a cowpath and should be paved. Or at least, not
>> planted over.
> But what does it actually achieve?  In what way does a user benefit from
> a document having all the people mentioned marked up as such?
> Smylers

I actually used that kind of markup in a new site i created which
allows adding parts of IRC conversations to a posting. On this Site I
use a cite tag containing a link to the persons profile page on site
and an abbr tag containing the timestamp of the specific IRC message
followed by a blockquote contaning a cite attribute with a href to the
part of the dialog on the IRC logger page (the raw log), i find this
very reasonable markup for this kind of content and of both the cite
attribute and the tag. As for the usefullness of this kind of markup,
I don't understand that the only consideration is how that tag is
presented to the user because i think one should regard, especially
for this tag, the use that other markup interpreting software can make
of it (i.e. collecting the sources showing visualized representations
of the source connections etc.)

best regards
Milan Zoufal

Yours sincerely
Lord Armitage
Received on Monday, 14 September 2009 08:51:33 UTC

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