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

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Sep 3 16:24:53 PDT 2009

On Thu, 3 Sep 2009, Samer Ziadeh wrote:
> There are more useless elements in the specifications, than this one. 
> The 'author' tag would be used more often than 'ruby', or 'meter' and 
> they made it to the specs.

<ruby> is in because it is already supported by IE and there is enough 
demand from Japan to make the Chrome team add it to Chrome and Safari.

<meter> is in to prevent people from abusing <progress>.

You didn't answer the questions I asked, though:

When would you so retrieve an author?

Would you also ever need to retrieve, say, colour names? Or names of 
ships? Or town names? Or prices? Or mortgage rates?

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