[whatwg] [web-apps] 2.7.8 The i element

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Sat Apr 16 06:04:05 PDT 2005

On Sat, 16 Apr 2005, Rob Mientjes wrote:
> >
> > Is there any advantage to marking up people's names?
> I dunno. I was just trying to fill the gap of need ;)

The question is: is the need a real need or a perceived need?

> > Maybe we should just let ship names be marked up by <i> (it is, after 
> > all, an instance of use of a term, as it were), and say that <cite> 
> > can be used for any reference to a publication, including those that 
> > aren't really citations ("my favourite book is <cite>...</cite>").
> Well, then let's hear some voices about that change in semantics and 
> usage (Anne? ;)).

Indeed, it would be good to have other opinions on this. Anyone?

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