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[whatwg] Please (re)consider explicitly allowing marking up speaker names with <cite> (new information)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 22:49:46 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1011302245460.26618@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 13 Aug 2010, Tantek ?~Gelik wrote:
>
> Summary: there has been longstanding discussion about the use (or not) 
> of <cite> to markup names of speakers.  From original intent of <cite>, 
> to references to the Chicago Manual of Style, to the practicality of it 
> just being an alias for <i>.
> 
> [...] http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Cite_element#Speaker
|
| The cite element has been used (and recommended to be used) to 
| refer to speakers in a conversation, or individuals when quoting them, 
| thus HTML5 should explicitly permit and encourage this use.
|
| [snip a number of links to pages that use <cite> in this way]

This has been discussed pretty much to death in the past, including 
examining existing pages that do this. This proposal does not add new 
information to the discussion, so I haven't changed the spec.

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