[whatwg] <cite> versus |cite|

Brad Fults bfults at gmail.com
Sun Jan 14 22:52:18 PST 2007

On 1/12/07, Matthew Raymond <mattraymond at earthlink.net> wrote:
> | <p>
> |   <q cite="#Hixie">How times have changed</q>, said
> |   <cite id="Hixie">
> |     <a href="http://ln.hixie.ch/?start=1163122250&count=1">
> |       Ian
> |     </a>
> |   </cite>.
> | </p>

Looks useful and reasonable to me, though I'd drop the superfluous
hash (#) in the |cite| attribute. Then it would be more akin to |for|
from <label>.

| ...
|   <q cite="Hixie">How times have changed</q>, said
|   <cite id="Hixie">
| ...

I definitely agree that something has to be done to make |cite| and
<cite> useful. With this method, user agents could provide additional
functionality like automated citation lists and controls (e.g. linking
to citations from quotes).

Brad Fults

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