[whatwg] the cite element

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 4:15 PM, Erik Vorhes <erik at textivism.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 2:52 PM, Gordon P. Hemsley <gphemsley at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I also propose allowing parenthetical citations and footnote markers
>> (as is used in the various W3C/WHATWG specifications) to also be
>> marked up with <cite>, though I'm not sure if TabAtkins agrees with me
>> on that point.
> I suppose <a> allows for more functionality in current UAs, but this
> is an interesting proposition, especially if there were a way to
> crosslink <cite> used in this way to the original source (or whatever
> it would point to). Would it be something along the lines of <cite
> for="aside-id">, or did you have something else in mind?
> Erik

Hmm... I hadn't given much thought to the implementation of that, as I
was more worried about the other part of the debate, but I think
treating <cite> as analogous to <label> in that situation is indeed a
good idea.

Gordon P. Hemsley
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