[whatwg] <blockquote cite> and <q cite>
karl at w3.org
Wed Jan 3 14:50:44 PST 2007
Le 4 janv. 2007 à 01:41, Henri Sivonen a écrit :
> On Jan 3, 2007, at 18:22, Karl Dubost wrote:
>> 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.
> If HTML had unambiguous sourcing of quotations, what cool software
> would you write that would consume the markup?
Given into account that the notion of "cool" is very subjective and
tied to one's interests.
* technorati, bloglines like
* threading for commenting system on Weblogs
a database of well known quotations, authors.
a databse of poetry
frequency analysis of quotes for texts.
I can also imagine a tool which displays possibility to have more
information on the quotes contained in the page by displaying a
widget with more exploration: spontaneous buy of the source which has
been cited (without to necessary use amazon), or get more information
about an author, redirecting to wikipedia
ala PageMapper http://labs.metacarta.com/PageMapper/
or OpenLayers http://openlayers.org/
> How would you convince authors to produce the markup?
For those who have an immediate benefits for their own markup do the
effort. It is a bit like math. Most people use substraction and
addition, a bit less multiplication, a bit less division, though on
simple calculator, there are the 4 operations.
For weblogs authoring tools, definitely in some circumstances, the
forms or templating of any kind.
See for example, a simple way with a bookmarklet to cite a Web document.
In NetNewsWire, it already exists, you can Copy a quote, the
generated markup is not "perfect" but it shows exactly one of the
possibility for authoring it.
In fact the feature of "copy HTML with attribution" could be in any
kind of Web browsers by default.
Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
QA Weblog - http://www.w3.org/QA/
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