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[whatwg] The blockquote element spec vs common quoting practices

From: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2011 06:49:56 -0400
Message-ID: <CAE46406-D675-4428-B6B8-8511352AB696@opera.com>

Le 8 juil. 2011 ? 07:20, Jeremy Keith a ?crit :
> 1) Oli has shown the real-world use cases for attribution *within* blockquotes.

using that for years (almost every day), an example
http://www.la-grange.net/2011/06/05/fruit

<blockquote cite="urn:isbn:978-2-07-07533-7">
    <p>Sur un p?tale de lotus, j'?crivis ces quelques vers :</p>
    <p>? <q>M?me si l'on vient me chercher<br/>
        Comment, abandonnant la ros?e<br/>
        De pareil lotus,<br/>
        Retournerai-je<br/>
        Dans le monde changeant et frivole ?</q> ?</p>
    <p>et j'envoyais ce p?tale.</p>
    <p class="source">
        <cite class="auteur">Shonagon, Sei</cite>, 
        <cite class="titre">Notes de chevet</cite>, p.64, Unesco, NRF, 1966.</p>
</blockquote>


mentioned here 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2005Jun/0201

My favorite issue being when there is a mix of cite in the prose and blockquotes, there is no mechanism to associate the right cite with the right blockquote and this is happening often when you write about things referring to different sources.
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf/2006Dec/0016


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