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

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Aug 12 15:32:39 PDT 2009

On Mon, 3 Aug 2009, Mirko Gustony wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 12:20 AM, Ian Hickson<ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> >
> > In practice, I don't think any software actually uses this 
> > information, so I wouldn't worry too much about including it.
> This looks like a "chicken egg causality dilemma" to me. HTML does not 
> support it therefore there is no program which will read it. But if 
> there is no program to read it there is no need for HTML to support it. 
> Right?

In practice, when there is a need for something like this, people tend to 
work around the lack of the feature (e.g. using Microformats). But in 
practice, nobody seems to have realy done so for this case, which 
suggests that it isn't that important in practice.

> So, there is no way to do this without creating a new vocabulary in 
> HTML5. I wonder if I am the first who asked this …

You're not, but nobody has yet said _why_ they want this. :-)

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