[whatwg] <cite>, <q cite="">, and <blockquote cite="">

Christoph Päper christoph.paeper at crissov.de
Fri Feb 22 05:16:31 PST 2008

Ian Hickson:
> On Sat, 16 Apr 2005, fantasai wrote:
>>   How does one mark up a bibliography? The whole entry is a <cite>, really,
>>   although only the title part should be in italics.
> I've given an example of a bibliography.

Yes, but for quite a simple case. Maybe the bibliography example should cover
some common cases explicitly, e.g. a monograph, an article in a periodical, a
speech at a conference etc.

FWIW in non-fictional writing I always put names of people in smallcaps (but
never uppercase) where technology allows (incl. handwriting), so I need some
kind of markup for them. I previously tended to use |cite| for lack of a
better alternative, now I consider |i| and |b| about equally well suited; I
really do not want to use |span|.

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