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Difference between quotation and citation

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 06:41:37 -0400
Message-Id: <0288E4F8-F4F1-11D8-9BC6-000A95718F82@w3.org>
To: W3C HTML <www-html@w3.org>
I noticed that for some readers the choice of english names can be 
confusing for examples in French and maybe other languages. Therefore I 
sent this clarification for someone off list, maybe it will benefit 
other people here

	A citation is not a quotation.

French           English
Citation   --->  Quotation
Source     --->  Citation

Let's stick with the english:

	Quotation is the prose extracted of a text that you want to insert in 
your own text. We use the elements "blockquote" or "quote" for this.
	Citation is the reference giving the source of the quote: authors' 
names, title, pages, volumes, etc. We the element "cite" for this.

I hope it's clearer.

Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager
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Received on Monday, 23 August 2004 10:41:42 UTC

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