[rfc-i] On blockquotes and notes for v3

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Tue Feb 25 09:16:17 PST 2014

On Feb 24, 2014, at 2:09 PM, Nico Williams <nico at cryptonector.com> wrote:

> 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 strongly dislike <t>-in-<t> to indicate indentation. That breaks the semantics of "this is a paragraph".

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

That is not what Tony proposed. He said:

On Feb 23, 2014, at 5:19 PM, Tony Hansen <tony at att.com> wrote:

> Here's an alternative suggestion: provide an "indented" attribute with the values of "left", "right" and "both". It seems both clean and able to provide both types of formatting.

I agree that "indented" should not take a numeric or size value, just direction.

A more semantic way to do this is to have a <note> element. It's semantic, and people expect notes to be indented from both margins. The current <note> element only applies in the <front>, but we could simply change the definition to say that in the <front> it keeps its current semantics, but in the <middle> or <back> it acts as a note paragraph.

--Paul Hoffman

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