[whatwg] What to say about <cite>

fantasai fantasai.lists at inkedblade.net
Wed Dec 12 16:33:23 PST 2007

Henri Sivonen wrote:
> Let's see what spec text could look like:
> The cite element represents a title of work. Sometimes it is used for 
> personal names. The use of the <cite> element is optional: titles of 
> works (and personal names) may be communicated without any particular 
> markup or may be marked up as <i> or <b> in order to adhere to a house 
> style that requires italicization or bolding.
> (The personal name weaseling part is not particularly good. I have a 
> hard time figuring out how to deal with the HTML4 semantic legacy here.)

Scrap it. If someone starts a flamewar, point out that a the "name" of 
"a person" can also be considered the "title" of "a work".


More information about the whatwg mailing list