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[whatwg] <blockquote cite> and <q cite>

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2006 07:53:39 -0500
Message-ID: <4597B2D3.3070101@metalab.unc.edu>
Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> You apparently didn't read the part of my proposal of moving the 
> information cite="" gives to a more visual place. (I think I also 
> mentioned allowing both if there was a real need for cite="".)

Indeed I missed that, but looking at the archives this doesn't really 
change my opinion. The cite attribute is valuable precisely because it 
is invisible. It does not get in the way of the normal flow of reading, 
unlike the cite element.

It would be nice if user agents would make it a little more available 
without view source (e.g. with a tooltip as they do for acronym titles), 
but regardless more often than not a reader will not want to see the 
text of the cite.

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