[whatwg] Please (re)consider explicitly allowing marking up speaker names with <cite> (new information)
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Nov 30 14:49:46 PST 2010
On Fri, 13 Aug 2010, Tantek Ã~Gelik wrote:
> Summary: there has been longstanding discussion about the use (or not)
> of <cite> to markup names of speakers. From original intent of <cite>,
> to references to the Chicago Manual of Style, to the practicality of it
> just being an alias for <i>.
> [...] http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Cite_element#Speaker
| The cite element has been used (and recommended to be used) to
| refer to speakers in a conversation, or individuals when quoting them,
| thus HTML5 should explicitly permit and encourage this use.
| [snip a number of links to pages that use <cite> in this way]
This has been discussed pretty much to death in the past, including
examining existing pages that do this. This proposal does not add new
information to the discussion, so I haven't changed the spec.
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http://ln.hixie.ch/ U+263A /, _.. \ _\ ;`._ ,.
Things that are impossible just take longer. `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'
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