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

Samer Ziadeh samerziadeh at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 17:35:17 PDT 2009

There are tons of HTML elements out there and so many of them are barely
used by authors. Adding an extra elements such as "author" wouldn't hurt
anyone, isn't hard to implement, and only take a line to explain what it
does. The name of the tag itself is self explanatory. HTML is meant to
describe the content for other softwares to implement as they wish, of
course in complicance with  the standards.
This conversation could go on forever as to why or why not, if we just
implement it then its there for people who need it, and its not used by the
people who don't.

I've seen a similar discussion about an option that could be just
implemented in there for people to use, and it hasn't been resolved for 9
years, and they're still debating it...

Let's not make this one of those issues :)

On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 15:14, Mirko Gustony <mirko.gustony at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Jacob,
> I think you wanted to ask that Henri, didn't you?
> Greetings,
> Mirko
> Jacob Kristensen - (BlueBoden) schrieb:
> > How would you tell a screen reader that "this is empersized" without
> > them? They don't know what you mean when using span.
> >
> > Now that they are there, we might as well use them correctly, to the
> > extend possible. And at this point i don't care how search engines view
> > them, the point would be to improve the experiance for people using
> > screen readers, not to rank well in the serps.
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Samer Ziadeh

"Let It Be"
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