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[whatwg] the cite element

From: Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 18:49:31 +0200
Message-ID: <A34933AC1F4543819D146078D733587D@POCZTOWIEC>
I can imagine two reasons the CITE element cannot be defined as "citing
  1. Existing tools may assume it contains a title.
  2. A title is conventionally typeset in italic because it is an expression
that is a proper name although it does not really look like one, whereas the
author does not pose such problems with interpretation.  Compare:
  2a. This page is about birds. --- That page is about "Birds". (different
  2b. This is a play by Shakespeare. --- Shakespeare was born in England.
(the same meaning)
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