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[whatwg] Patterns of well-known quotes sites

From: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 17:38:38 -0500
Message-ID: <B7875E34-68D5-4B9C-8AC8-93ADB010B0D3@opera.com>
I was wondering what were the patterns of quotes Web sites.

Searching for quotes in DuckDuckGo and taking them one by one.
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=quotes

Not exhaustive, but done a few. It is? :) well see by yourself.


# The Quotations page
  http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/34200.html
  

## Pattern:
 
    <blockquote class="quotebig">
    <dl>
        <dt>[TXT]</dt>
        <dd class="author"><b><a href="[AUTHORLINK]">[AUTHORNAME]</a></b><br>
        <i>[AUTHORQUALIFICATION]  ([BIRTHDATE] - [DEATHDATE])</i></dd>
    </dl>
    </blockquote>

# Brainy Quote
  http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_age.html
  
## Pattern:

    <div class="quotecontent">
    <span class="body">[TXT]</span><br>
    <span class="bodybold"><a href="[AUTHORLINK]">[AUTHORNAME]</a></span><br><br>
    ? then next quote

# QuoteLand
  http://www.quoteland.com/

## Pattern

(awful markup, had to cleanup a bit to see the pattern)
See http://www.quoteland.com/rate/Woody-Allen-Quotes/3494/ for the real source.

    <table>
    <tr><td colspan=2><font?>[AUTHORNAME]</FONT><BR>
        <A href="[AUTHORLINK]">View all quotes from this author</A></td></tr>
    <tr><td></td><td><font>[TXT]</font>
    <table><tr><TD><font>-<i><a href="[AUTHORLINK]">[AUTHORNAME]</a></i></font></TD>
    <TD width=85><a href="[TXTLINK]"><img></a></TD></TR></TABLE></td></tr>
    </table>

# Wisdom Quotes
http://www.wisdomquotes.com/

## Pattern
http://www.wisdomquotes.com/quote/henry-david-thoreau-56.html

    <h2 class="style10">[AUTHORNAME] Quote</h2>
    <hr />
    <div style="font-size:large">
        <p>[TXT]<br /></p>
        <p align="right">- [AUTHORNAME]
    </div>

# All GreatQuotes
http://www.allgreatquotes.com/

## Pattern

    <br>[TXT]<br>
    <b>[AUTHORNAME]</b><br>
    <span class="bodysi">[QUOTESOURCETITLE].</span><br>


# ThinkExist
http://en.thinkexist.com/

## Pattern

    <tr><td>
        <font>&ldquo;<a href="[TXTLINK]">[TXT]</a>&rdquo;</font>
    </td></tr>
    <tr><td>
        <p><a href="[AUTHORLINK]">[AUTHORNAME] quotes</a>
            <font> ([AUTHORQUALIFICATION] [BIRTHDATE]-[DEATHDATE])</font></p>
    </td></tr>

# Great Quotes
http://www.great-quotes.com/quote/387

## Pattern

    <div class="document_box_body">
        <a href="[TXTLINK]">&quot;[TXT]&quot;</a>
        <div class="author_names"><a href="[AUTHORLINK]">[AUTHORNAME]</a></div>
    </div>

# Quote Garden
http://quotegarden.com/

## Pattern

    <BR><BR>[TXT]&#160; ~[AUTHORNAME]<BR>

# Goodreads
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes

## Pattern

<div class="quoteText">&ldquo;[TXT]&rdquo;<br> &#8213;
    <a href="[AUTHORLINK]">[AUTHORNAME]</a>,
    <i><a href="[QUOTESOURCELINK]">[QUOTESOURCETITLE]</a></i>
</div>


# Quotes.net
http://www.quotes.net/quote/38756

## Pattern

(cleaned up a lot the markup)

    <table> 
        <tr><td class="qtitle"><a href="[AUTHORLINK]">[AUTHORNAME] Quotes</a></td><td></td></tr>
        <tr><td class="qsubtitle"><a href="[AUTHORLINK]">Famous [AUTHORNAME] Quotations</a></td></tr>
        <tr><td class="qauthor" colspan="2">[AUTHORQUALIFICATION] ([BIRTHDATE]-[DEATHDATE])</td></tr>
    </table>
    <table>
        <tr><td>"[TXT]"</td></tr>

# WikiQuotes
https://en.wikiquote.org/

## Pattern
Example Page T.S. Eliot https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/T._S._Eliot

    <ul>
        <li><b>[TXT]</b>
            <ul><li>"<a href="[QUOTESOURCEAUTHORNAMELINK]"></a>", 
            [SOURCEQUALIFICATION] 
            <i><a href="[QUOTESOURCETITLE]">[QUOTESOURCETITLE]</a></i> 
            ([SOURCEDATE])</li></ul>
        </li>
    </ul>

# Poesie.webnet.fr
  http://poesie.webnet.fr/
  well known French poets Web site

## Pattern:

    <ul id="resultats_auteur">
     <li><a href="[AUTHORLINK]">[AUTHORNAME]</a>&nbsp; ([BIRTHDATE]-[DEATHDATE])</li>
    </ul><br />
    <h1>[POEMTITLE]</h1>
    <p class="last">[TXT]</p>


# Quote Evene
  http://www.evene.fr/citations
  Quotes in French

## Pattern:

    <div class="block-cdc block-cdc-citations">
    <div class="txt">
        <h3>[TXT]</h3>
        <h4>de <a href="[AUTHORLINK]" class="active">[AUTHORNAME]</a></span></h4>
        <span class="author">[QUOTESOURCETITLE]</span>



-- 
Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
Developer Relations, Opera Software
Received on Sunday, 12 February 2012 14:38:38 UTC

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