Blockquotes in web pages
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First: I commited a new page with some notes about editing files. It
is a draft currently and can be found at http://www.debian.org/devel/
Comments and additions are welcome.
Second: It was noted already a time ago, that the blockquote tag
which is for longer citations is misused a lot. Now as noted in Bug
#354432 there are problems with usages of <q> within blockquotes.
Further investigation showed up, that it is not possible to add a
class "quote" to blockquotes containing real citations to solve that
problem. None of the tried CSS selectors did work, if a language is
added to the blockquote selector.
But the problem Helge noted out is to be solved, if all misused
blockquotes are replaced by a centered div (class centerblock) and
blockquote at its own (with and without lang attribute) can be used
as selector for CSS.
There are 4030 occurences of blockquote in the web pages. These are
spread over 659 source files. I created a list and changed some file
not containing a citation already.
A list of files containig the blockquote tag is at http://
Files already changed by me have "done" in the beginning of the line.
Files which have citations in blockquote tag have a blockquote in the
beginning of the line. The other files are ncot investigated until now.
Please have a look at the list and look, if there are any problems
with the files already changed.
It also would be fine, if there are people to help to find those
files to be marked as "blockquote", which means all blockquote
occurences in these files contain a citation.
You may also feel free to include the author or source of a citation
in HTML tag <cite>, which is for this purpose.
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