[rfc-i] On blockquotes and notes for v3

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue Feb 25 01:43:10 PST 2014


On 2014-02-24 23:09, Nico Williams wrote:
> On Monday, February 24, 2014, Paul Kyzivat <pkyzivat at alum.mit.edu
> <mailto:pkyzivat at alum.mit.edu>> 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>...</__blockquote></t>.
>
>
> 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</>
> </section>
> I don't want to have an indent="6" or whatever attribute.
> ...

<blockquote> needs to take block-level elements as content, because 
what's quoted might be multiple paragraphs.

Best regards, Julian


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