[uf-discuss] Jeremy's inline friend link pattern

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Thu Dec 6 12:52:31 PST 2007

On Dec 6, 2007, at 11:26 AM, Paul Wilkins wrote:

> HTML 5 says the following
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-cite

HTML 5 isn't necessarily a definitive source on semantics in HTML 4  
and XHTML, but in this case, I think it's the reasonable elaboration  
on what little HTML 4 says, which is "Contains a citation or a  
reference to other sources."

A source is where something comes from, so we have to have that  
something in order for the referenced object to be a source.  That  
something isn't necessarily a specific quote, but it has to be at  
least a vague description.  For example, I think "<cite>Tantek</cite>  
talked about microformats" makes sense because [Tantek] is the source  
of [talk about microformats].  But "I had lunch with <cite>Tantek</ 
cite>" doesn't make sense (without additional context) because here  
the referenced object [Tantek] is not the source of anything.


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