[whatwg] <blockquote cite> and <q cite>

Karl Dubost karl at w3.org
Wed Jan 3 08:22:29 PST 2007

Le 4 janv. 2007 à 00:24, Henri Sivonen a écrit :
> “Quotation” (<a href='...'>Source</a>)
> Punctuation and plain links go a long way for human readers. And I  
> am unconvinced that authors would be willing to spoon feed data  
> mining tools, considering that the beneficiaries of such spoon  
> feeding are not the authors themselves nor even their direct human  
> audience.

/me creates HTML 6.0

Just 4 elements
	html, div, span, a
and a few attributes.
	class, href, title, id, rel, etc

Human audience will be satisfied. A lot simpler to type. For the rest  
it is just a question of css and appropriate class. I would like to  
have role and about though, and I'm satisfied. Useless semantics  
[Henri Sivonen (c)] defined by profiles with values of attributes.

As a side note, the fact that human authors are the main users of the  
data doesn't mean that the rest of tools is useless.

And sincerely I do not think the addition of elements will solve many  
things for HTML.

Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
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