[whatwg] Requests for new elements for comments

Bjartur Thorlacius svartman95 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 07:17:40 PST 2012

On Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:43:07 -0000, Matthew Wilcox <elvendil at gmail.com>  
> Obviously this is not right - perhaps I'm not understanding your use  
> case? Why would you want to specify an author as an attribute on the  
> element?
Not necessarily as an attribute, I would prefer an element.

> What is wrong with:
> <article class="by-post-author">
> <p>Content</p>
> <footer>
> <p class="author">Written by: Person</p>
> </footer>
> </article>
Nothing tangible. It would serve my main use case of allowing <article>s  
by respected authors to be rendered before other <article>s or otherwise  
style them. I believe semantically stating authorship to be useful e.g.  
for searching a collection of documents for articles by a specific author,  
or conversely, blacklisting. Also, hCard fn allows for abbreviation of  
names I would find handy when screen space is scarce. But I guess those  
are less important than the first one.

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