[whatwg] The blockquote element spec vs common quoting practices
Smylers at stripey.com
Sat Feb 11 23:52:42 PST 2012
Ian Hickson writes:
> On Thu, 14 Jul 2011, Kevin Marks wrote:
> > There is another common pattern, seen in blogging a lot, of putting
> > the citation at the top eg
> > As <cite class="vcard"><a href="http://www.gyford.com/phil/"
> > class="url" rel="acquaintance met colleague"><abbr title="Phil Gyford"
> > class="fn">Phil</abbr></a></cite> wrote about the <a
> > href="http://www.gyford.com/phil/writing/2009/04/28/geocities.php">ugly
> > and neglected fragments</a> of Geocities:</p>
> > <blockquote>
> > <p>GeoCities is an awful, ugly, decrepit mess. And this is why it
> > will be sorely missed. It’s not only a fine example of the amateur web
> > vernacular but much of it is an increasingly rare example of a
> > <em>period</em> web vernacular. GeoCities sites show what normal,
> > non-designer, people will create if given the tools available around
> > the turn of the millennium.</p>
> > </blockquote>
> ... the current markup handles it fine already (as you demonstrate
Using <cite> like that isn't conforming, surely?
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