[whatwg] the cite element

Philip Taylor excors+whatwg at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 07:53:04 PDT 2009

On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 3:20 PM, Erik Vorhes<erik at textivism.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 4:58 AM, Ian Hickson<ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
>> In practice, people haven't been confused between these two attributes as
>> far as we can tell. People who use <cite> seem to use it for titles, and
>> people who use cite="" seem to use it for URLs. (The latter is rare.)
> See <http://www.four24.com/>; note near the top of the source:
> <blockquote id="verse" cite="John 4:24">...

See http://philip.html5.org/data/cite-attribute-values.txt for some
data. (Looks like non-URI values are quite rare.)
Also maybe relevant: see http://philip.html5.org/data/cite.txt for
some older data about <cite>. (Looks like non-title uses are very

Philip Taylor
excors at gmail.com

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