[whatwg] the cite element
giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Wed Jul 1 09:49:31 PDT 2009
I can imagine two reasons the CITE element cannot be defined as "citing
1. Existing tools may assume it contains a title.
2. A title is conventionally typeset in italic because it is an expression
that is a proper name although it does not really look like one, whereas the
author does not pose such problems with interpretation. Compare:
2a. This page is about birds. --- That page is about "Birds". (different
2b. This is a play by Shakespeare. --- Shakespeare was born in England.
(the same meaning)
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