[whatwg] The blockquote element spec vs common quoting practices
Nils Dagsson Moskopp
nils at dieweltistgarnichtso.net
Sun Feb 12 11:43:56 PST 2012
"Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela at cs.tut.fi> schrieb am Sun, 12 Feb 2012
> The difference between <blockquote> and (for example) <quotation> as
> quotation markup is that the latter has no burden of existing use for
> other purposes.
By analogy, a completely new table element would also be necessary. Oh,
and what about a way to denote images that is not tarnished by spacer
GIFs and web bugs?
> Anyone who plans to do some intelligent processing of
> quotations could expect <quotation> to be quotation markup and
> nothing else, since there is no motivation for using it for other
Authors lie and we will have to live with it. You cannot make content
producers honest by just introducing a new element intended to be used
similar to the old element. Why do you think that *this* time, everyone
will read the manual before producing markup?
Nils Dagsson Moskopp // erlehmann
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