[rfc-i] On blockquotes and notes for v3

Nico Williams nico at cryptonector.com
Mon Feb 24 14:09:56 PST 2014

On Monday, February 24, 2014, Paul Kyzivat <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</>

I don't want to have an indent="6" or whatever attribute.

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