[thelist] book and author names - use the cite tag or span?

Dunstan Orchard dunstan at 1976design.com
Sun Sep 21 17:26:06 CDT 2003

Hi there,

If I mention the name of a book and an author in a web page, should I have any
special tags around the names?

Example code:

<p>Captain Corelli's Mandolin and the three-book series The War of Don
Emmanuel's Nether Parts, Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord, and The Troublesome
Offspring of Cardinal Guzman, will forever be at the heart of my book
collection. Their author, Louis de Bernieres, is a ... etc</p>

I'm always a bit confused as to the use of the <cite> tag, but that's the only
one I can see might fit.

If I don't use that, and I want to visually style the names of the books, what
would people suggest? It seems a little bit mucky to stick <span class="book">
around every book name...

Thanks very much,

- Dunstan

Dorset, England

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