[html5] Author of a quote - how to mark up?

Mirko Gustony mirko.gustony at gmail.com
Mon Aug 3 06:57:34 PDT 2009

Hello Chris,

thank you for your reply.

On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 11:06 PM, Chris Cressman<chris at chriscressman.com> wrote:
> I think this is one of many problems that current HTML cannot solve.

I was afraid someone would say that :(

> The microformats community [1] has standardized a markup pattern for a
> person's name. For your example, you would use:
> <p class="vcard"><span class="fn">Douglas Crockford</span> writes ... </p>
> That's a step in the right direction, but does not link the author to
> the quote or to the book. RDFa [2] or HTML 5 Microdata [3] may provide
> a solution, but I'm not as familiar with those technologies.

As it turns out the Microformats guys have to pick up the loose ends
of HTML. &sigh;


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