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[whatwg] <cite> versus |cite|

From: Matthew Raymond <mattraymond@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 18:19:37 -0500
Message-ID: <45AC0C09.4080400@earthlink.net>
Elliotte Harold wrote:
> Brad Fults wrote:
>> Looks useful and reasonable to me, though I'd drop the superfluous
>> hash (#) in the |cite| attribute. Then it would be more akin to |for|
>> from <label>.
> Do you assume cites are always in the same document or not? If yes, then 
> you can drop the # and this becomes an IDREF. If no, then you keep it 
> and this is a URL.

   We need to maintain backwards compatibility. Existing content needs
to be supported. Therefore, I vote no.
Received on Monday, 15 January 2007 15:19:37 UTC

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