[whatwg] Expanding the cite element

Simpson, Grant Leyton glsimpso at indiana.edu
Mon May 10 05:59:06 PDT 2010

I was unaware of the Microdata spec.  Now that I have seen it, I think it offers a lot of power and flexibility.  I think it should adequately cover the use case I was thinking of.

I'm in favor of adding a non-normative note to the section of the HTML5 spec that discusses <cite> that demonstrates how Microdata or RDFa could be used for this purpose.  There will likely be other people like me who read the <cite> section of the spec and think "What? I can't actually make the citation point to something?"

On May 8, 2010, at 8:41 AM, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:

I'm not opposed to adding @cite to <cite> but note that when you are
identifying a resource rather than linking to a resource, you could use
microdata or RDFa.

For example:



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