[whatwg] The blockquote element spec vs common quoting practices

Karl Dubost karld at opera.com
Thu Jul 14 12:35:49 PDT 2011

Le 14 juil. 2011 à 14:59, Kevin Marks a écrit :
> If I was writing a detector for this pattern, <a> followed by a colon
> and  <blockquote> would do it pretty reliably...

yup unfortunately there are also many cases where you have more names in an introducing paragraph. It is happening when I'm writing, and the issue is then to tie the right person with the right blockquote/q

I like the pattern id/for pattern of forms. We could imagine

<span for="quoteA" class="author">Sir John Typo</span> 
has written plenty of a wonderful thing 
in <cite for="quoteA">Amazing title</cite> very similar to those in
<span for="quoteB" class="author">Susan Spellchecker</span>'s writings

<blockquote id="quoteA">

compare to <cite for="quoteB">Amazing title</cite>

<blockquote id="quoteB">

Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
Developer Relations & Tools, Opera Software

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