[rfc-i] On blockquotes and notes for v3

Nico Williams nico at cryptonector.com
Tue Feb 25 07:30:14 PST 2014


On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:

> 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.
>

I agree, logically a single quote of N paragraphs should be a single quote.
 Ditto any need to extra-indent non-quoted text.

Nico
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