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Re: Proposal for the deprecation of <blockquote>

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@hsivonen.fi>
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:49:17 +0300
Message-ID: <CANXqsRKcwLpKMA6VhCP2_hVpyTOHcXx=rjz77GzduTb4CCoTRA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Heydon Pickering <heydon@heydonworks.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 2:30 PM, Heydon Pickering
<heydon@heydonworks.com> wrote:
> I'm writing to propose the deprecation of the <blockquote> element

Way too broadly used to be deprecated or obsoleted.

> Without a dedicated element, how are parsers supposed to know which contents
> of the <blockquote> are the quotation itself and which contents are _about_
> the quotation?

They don't need to. Semantics on that level of detail don't matter. If
semantics of that level of detail fall in the forest, no one is there
to hear it.

See the opening quote at http://hsivonen.iki.fi/producing-xml/ . That
level of markup is fine.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Friday, 16 August 2013 12:49:45 UTC

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