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

Karl Dubost karl at w3.org
Fri Jan 5 19:20:18 PST 2007

Le 5 janv. 2007 à 20:12, James Graham a écrit :
> However hand coding is still the way that most documents, and  
> certianly most semantically rich documents, are produced. People  
> have been expecting "the tools to save us" forever but it still  
> hasn't happened. I don't see why it will be any different for  
> citation data, a subject about which most authors don't care a jot.

Weblogs are exactly the counter-argument of this.

Weblogs have done structured metadata BECAUSE of tools
plus now
	tag, keywords for example.
	annotations (commenting system)

Flickr is another example where tools specifically made it possible.  
(title, description, tags, geolocalization)
Email clients another example
Address book another example.

I think it's completely the opposite.
The issue is not about tools, it is about user benefits. Hand coding  
is too costly for most humans for poor benefits. I call that usually  
the VAT (Value Added Tax) and how to move this value from humans to  
If having an handy form to put your data helps you to better  
communicate, to use the tools in a better way, then people use it.

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