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Re: References to historical definitions of the `cite` element

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@hsivonen.fi>
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:59:49 +0300
Message-ID: <CANXqsRK0xbJsNOmhuj9-hpH+=PiUbSNxiMRFOE=zXab9pJtJ1Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org >> HTMLWG WG" <public-html@w3.org>
On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 4:52 PM, Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net> wrote:
> Just for the record in that discussion about definition of `cite` element (not the attribute)

# [22:43] <DanC> the meaning of <cite> has drifted significantly since
I added it to HTML. It was introduced via TeXinfo from, but it goes
back to the chicago manual of style. It's for marking up titles of
# [22:43] <DanC> that is: it was originally for marking up titles of works.
# [22:44] <DanC> I was asleep at the wheel when the
<cite>Romeo</cite>... <cite>Juliet</cite>... examples got added to

Henri Sivonen
Received on Friday, 16 August 2013 14:00:17 UTC

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