[uf-discuss] [citation] citation root element

Tim White tjameswhite at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 17 06:29:44 PST 2007

On 1/17/2007 Brian Suda said:
>--- i don't feel it is appropriate for us to mandate how to encode
>microformats. If i want to create a citation in prose inside a
>paragraph, then i should be able to 'hang' the class="hcite" on the
>block-level <p> or <div>. Microformats are all about NOT changing
>user's behavior, but forcing the use of the inline <cite> element we
>are defining that behavior.
>That said, the <cite> element does certainly convey some additional
>semantics and SHOULD be used, but i would avoid MUST. This parallels
>the <address> element discussion for several other formats.

Complete agreement; recommend using <cite> but not a mandate.
~ Tim


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