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

Martin Atkins mart at degeneration.co.uk
Thu Jan 4 11:48:11 PST 2007

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
> What are you guys talking about? You've got this exactly backwards: you
> don't consult online services to find out ISBNs (although you can); you
> use ISBNs to find books on online services.

So do you expect browsers to use an online service to look up 
information about a given referenced book? What online service should 
they use to do this, and what happens when that online service ceases to 
exist at some point in the future?

I'm not sure what exactly you expect browsers to do with the ISBN you've 
entered. Certainly just displaying the bare ISBN onscreen with no other 
information isn't very user-friendly.

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