W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > whatwg@whatwg.org > May 2010

[whatwg] Expanding the cite element

From: Simpson, Grant Leyton <glsimpso@indiana.edu>
Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 08:59:06 -0400
Message-ID: <FD248B7D-9A28-4CD3-8915-CF0003E5B925@indiana.edu>
I was unaware of the Microdata spec.  Now that I have seen it, I think it offers a lot of power and flexibility.  I think it should adequately cover the use case I was thinking of.

I'm in favor of adding a non-normative note to the section of the HTML5 spec that discusses <cite> that demonstrates how Microdata or RDFa could be used for this purpose.  There will likely be other people like me who read the <cite> section of the spec and think "What? I can't actually make the citation point to something?"

On May 8, 2010, at 8:41 AM, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:

I'm not opposed to adding @cite to <cite> but note that when you are
identifying a resource rather than linking to a resource, you could use
microdata or RDFa.

For example:



-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/attachments/20100510/228a9bcf/attachment-0001.htm>
Received on Monday, 10 May 2010 05:59:06 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Wednesday, 22 January 2020 16:59:23 UTC