[rfc-i] On blockquotes and notes for v3

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Tue Feb 25 09:55:49 PST 2014

On Feb 25, 2014, at 9:25 AM, Ted Lemon <mellon at fugue.com> wrote:

> On Feb 25, 2014, at 12:16 PM, Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman at vpnc.org> wrote:
>> 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.
> Or we could have a different tag with consistent semantics... :)

We could, but everyone writing a draft will use <note> instead of <bodynote> to make a note and then get errors. Expanding the semantics is backward compatible with v2 and will cause the least surprise to people writing in v3.

--Paul Hoffman

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