[whatwg] attribution/credit for blockquote/figure (was: Re: Comments and questions on Web Apps 1.0)

Simon Pieters simonp at opera.com
Mon Jul 28 01:27:31 PDT 2008

On Sun, 27 Jul 2008 16:16:41 +0200, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi> wrote:

>>> 2.3.1.
>>> Since blockquote is so abused that it is useless for AI, allowing
>>> attribution within the blockquote would be practical.
>> Attribution isn't part of a quote. How would you distinguish quoting an
>> attribution from quoting text with an attribution from quoting text that
>> happens to have its attribution?
> Quotation marks:
> <BLOCKQUOTE><p>“There’s just no nice way to say this: Anyone
> who can’t make a syndication feed that’s well-formed XML
> is an incompetent fool.——Maybe this is unkind and elitist
> of me, but I think that anyone who either can’t or won’t
> implement these measures is, as noted above, a bozo.” –
> <A HREF="http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2004/01/11/ 
> PostelPilgrim">Tim
> Bray</A>, co-editor of the XML 1.0 specification</p></BLOCKQUOTE>

Or with a <credit> element. Attribution often has a distinct style (e.g.  
right aligned and bold). <credit> would also be useful for <figure>.

Simon Pieters
Opera Software

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