[whatwg] the cite element

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)

Received on Wednesday, 1 July 2009 09:49:31 UTC