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

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Sep 2 14:56:46 PDT 2009

On Fri, 28 Aug 2009, Samer Ziadeh wrote:
> > >
> > > It was just logical to me that if you are able to markup quotes then 
> > > you should be able to mark up its author too.
> >
> > Why? What problem does it solve?
> I think it helps the movement towards a semantic web, or am I thinking
> about it the wrong way? I agree too that if we markup a quote then there
> should be an author tag.
> But I've also been thinking about this topic, and I think that microdata 
> will be more reasonable to linking an author with it's quote, or 
> whatever it is. Because the author tag by itself won't necessarily mean 
> that this is the author of that text in that element unless we further 
> mark it up with microdata. So even if we have an author element we'll 
> need to link it somehow to the author's work. I hope I made sense.

Moving towards the semantic web isn't a problem, it's a solution. What is 
the problem that all this actually solves?

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