[whatwg] <cite> versus |cite|

Matthew Raymond mattraymond at earthlink.net
Mon Jan 15 15:19:37 PST 2007

Elliotte Harold wrote:
> Brad Fults wrote:
>> 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>.
> Do you assume cites are always in the same document or not? If yes, then 
> you can drop the # and this becomes an IDREF. If no, then you keep it 
> and this is a URL.

   We need to maintain backwards compatibility. Existing content needs
to be supported. Therefore, I vote no.

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