[whatwg] Requests for new elements for comments

Matthew Wilcox mail at matthewwilcox.com
Thu Jan 26 06:48:59 PST 2012

What's wrong with using a class on the <article> to identify the author
stylistically? It's already identified semantically by having their name in
the <article> itself, right (presumably in a <footer> too)?

On 26 January 2012 13:57, Bjartur Thorlacius <svartman95 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 25 Jan 2012 22:26:31 -0000, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
>> Actually, they are remarkably similar. I think it's anachronistic to
>> consider that the utterances of the site owner are in some way distinct
>> from the utterances of the site readers.
>>  While I do agree with you (for a change), identifying authors of
> <article>s is undeniably useful. First-posters in a thread or syndication
> may be styled differently from other posters, <articles> by authors of
> outer <articles> may be emphasized in some way, <articles> by certain
> authors may be omit, etc. I find no algorithm for identifying authors of
> <article>s in the spec. Should the value of the first href attribute in a
> footer be assumed to identify the author? That seems bound to break, early
> and often.
> --
> -,Bjartur

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