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Re: Difference between quotation and citation

From: Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 22:33:16 +0100
To: <www-html@w3.org>
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In reply to Difference
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2004Aug/0025.html>  between
quotation and citation from Karl Dubost on 2004-08-23 (www-html@w3.org from
August 2004)

The Oxford Paperback Dictionary says:

citation = citing; a passage cited

(Source: The Oxford Paperback Dictionary, 4th ed.  Oxford Univ. Press, 1994)

Note that, according to the dictionary, a citation is a passage, not a
description where the passage can be found!

And it does not mention citation=reference at all!

Therefore, the explanation of 9.2. The cite element
<http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/mod-text.html#sec_9.2.>  is extremely
misleading.  It wants to say that a citation is a reference by
definition-but the perceived meaning is that the cite element may contain
either a quotation or a reference.

Please fix.

Received on Friday, 27 March 2009 21:39:23 UTC

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