[microformats-discuss] Proposing RelSource

Bud Gibson bud at thecommunityengine.com
Tue Jul 12 07:55:19 PDT 2005

Does this really clear up who is an original source or not?  It just  
shows you are citing someone else.  They could be original or not.

Also, it does not help with the citation chain.  For instance, you  
may be citing an original source that you found out about through  
some other cite.  I personally almost never do that, but others do.

Just 2 cents.

On Jul 12, 2005, at 9:42, Andy Skelton wrote:

> It should have come to attention sooner but I dug around W3C.org and
> found that rel="cite" is already defined in the XHTML 2.0 Hypertext
> Attribute Collection
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/mod-hyperAttributes.html).
> Also from that collection, href and cite attributes are defined and
> may coexist but they behave differently: The href attribute "specifies
> a URI that is actuated when the element is activated." For the cite
> attribute, "User Agents MUST provide a means for the user to actuate
> the link."
> In light of this, I see no reason to pursue a microformat for source
> links/citations/hat tips. If authors adopt rel="cite" they are
> preemptively applying a well-defined, semantic model that is both
> user-friendly and easily parsed by machines.
> The subject of distributed discussion and markup indicating replies,
> updates, etc., is discussed at
> http://microformats.org/wiki/citation-brainstorming.
> Thank you,
> Andy
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