[rfc-i] On blockquotes and notes for v3
nico at cryptonector.com
Mon Feb 24 14:21:54 PST 2014
On Monday, February 24, 2014, Nico Williams <nico at cryptonector.com> wrote:
>> On 2/24/14 1:01 PM, Nico Williams wrote:
>>> No, I want nesting of t and blockquote (since one might quoted someone's
>>> quoting of someone else) to express indentation. Indentation (and by
>>> how much!) is an output format rendering detail! Our inputs need to
>>> express semantics (the following is a quote, or the following needs to
>>> be inset/indented/whatever to distinguish it from surrounding text, ...).
>> This doesn't work for me.
>> <t> describes a *paragraph*. A blockquote is often a standalone
>> paragraph. It would be annoying to have to write <t><blockquote>...</
> I didn't say you'd have to do that. I want to be able to do this:
> <section ...>
> <t>This is a paragraph.</>
> <blockquote cite="...">This is a quote.</blockquote>
> <t>Blah blah
> <t>Indented stuff</>
> more blah blah</>
> I don't want to have an indent="6" or whatever attribute.
Although frankly, I don't mind nesting blockquote in t either. Look, XML
demands strict containership, and notionally indentation should be
expressed as indentation. Now we might define blockquote as indenting by
six columns in some output formats, while t only indents by three -- that's
details of rendering, details we shouldn't embed in the source. xml2rfc
should mostly not deal with low-level style except where the RFC-Editor
needs a way to adjust rendering. Kinda like HTML and CSS.
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