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Re: quotes and the <blockquote> element


From: dean@bushidodesigns.net
Date: Apr 30, 2009 12:10PM

Technically, it's not correct to use cite for titles. The intention is
to show who said something, wrote something, etc. So a more proper use
would be:

<blockquote>I really like this list!</blockquote>
<cite>Dean H.</cite>

Google also uses them for the url of websites in the search results to
show you where the result came from.

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] quotes and the <blockquote> element
> From: "Jan Heck" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Date: Thu, April 30, 2009 10:15 am
> To: "'WebAIM Discussion List'" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> I usually use the <cite> element for book and periodical titles. At least, I
> think that's what it's for...
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Cliff Tyllick
> Here's another one that is almost silly: It's accepted to show the titles of
> periodicals and books in italics. But if we follow that, should <em></em> be
> used to create those italics online? And should "Emphasis" be used as the
> style in Word? Or should we develop a different tag and style that gives the
> same appearance but says "This is the title of a reference work"? (Perhaps
> "we" have and I missed it.)