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Re: Change back the semantics of <cite>

From: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 10:58:17 -0400
Message-ID: <fb6fbf560909160758l4672eb31nc8fe5e3c34afc1a3@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTML WG Public List <public-html@w3.org>
In http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Sep/0637.html
Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

> Whether you use <cite> about person sources or work
> sources, you cannot simply use it 100% of the time. The usual
> thing - and this goes for <dfn> also - is to distinguish the name
> of the source the first time it is introduced, and to give context
> (aka description/definition) on that occasion.

In scholarly journals, that makes sense.  On web pages, it is
reasonably common for people to jump into the "middle" of something,
and so it is often appropriate to have the citation information (or
acronym expansion, or glossary reference) available more often.

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