Re: [rfc-i] contacts section?

Miek Gieben <> Fri, 26 February 2021 10:01 UTC

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Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 11:01:16 +0100
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[ Quoting <> in "Re: [rfc-i] contacts section?..." ]
>><contact>. The txt and html rendering just show the full name of the
>>person as if I typed
>>that directly.
>That's what happens when you use <contact> inside a text flow. This was
>added relatively recently to allow non-ASCII characters in names.


>The *original* intent was to <contact> to work exactly like <author>,
>except that you place it as a child element of <section> (and you could
>call that section anything you want). See

So the process then is that I add all the contacts in the text (if I need to reference
them in the text somewhere) and then create a section and add a (sub)set of contacts that
are then rendered differently?

This also means I can't put attribution here? I.e. "Sam wrote section 5", because that
would need to be in a <t> ?

>>I was (naively?) expecting a Contacts section, just like the "Author's
>>Addresses' that
>>lists some more information, or another way to see that more information
>>is available.
>There is no auto-generated section (and AFAICT, it's not needed).

Just generating such a section with all the given metadata would make the element more
useful (but IMO)


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