[whatwg] Citing multiple <blockquote> elements in HTML5

On Nov 30, 2008, at 18:38, Calogero Alex Baldacchino wrote:

> I'm not sure I'm understanding the whole function of the <cite>  
> element,
> Q: What problem does it solve?

The <cite> element solves the problem that if one considers <i> evil  
(I don't) and one wants to conform to the Chicago Manual of Style and  
one believes that <em> is semantically wrong for titles of work,  
without <cite> there wouldn't be an appropriate element for  
italicizing titles of work per CMoS in a way that doesn't depend on  
CSS being available.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

Received on Sunday, 30 November 2008 09:12:13 UTC