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

Rimantas Liubertas rimantas at gmail.com
Wed Jan 3 08:37:22 PST 2007

> /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.

Cannot html element be dropped safely? And one of the div-span pair should go.
I have mixed feelings here - div is shorter, but span looks more apropriate:
it can span a word, or it can span a paragraph...

So in HTML6.1 we are left with span and a. All the mess was moved to
class and rel
attributes  :)

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

Agrred. But this is very very tough problem - where to draw the line.


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