[html5] Author of a quote - how to mark up?
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jul 30 15:20:30 PDT 2009
On Thu, 30 Jul 2009, Mirko Gustony wrote:
> Given I want to ensure programs (maybe Google) will understand as well
> who is the author of what. But how would I explicitely mark up Douglas
> Crockford as the author of the quote (and maybe the book too)?
In practice, I don't think any software actually uses this information, so
I wouldn't worry too much about including it.
If the source you are citing has a URI, you can give it in the cite=""
If you have an actual practical use for this (i.e. there is a site that
you really want to process this information, not just a theoretical desire
to maybe have it useful one day), then I would recommend creating a
microdata vocabulary for yourself, as in:
<p>You can take part in this work.</p>
<p>— <cite itemprop="com.example.citation">HTML5</cite></p>
...and then having the tool that is to process this data interpret the
microdata that way.
(The example above would result in the following data:
+-- com.example.text: "\n You can take part in this work.\n "
+-- com.example.citation: "HTML5"
You could use the "work" and "vcard" vocabularies for the citation part,
too, if you want more than just a string.)
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