cites for blockquotes
fred at tincture.us
Thu Mar 18 19:26:36 EST 2004
On Mar 18, 2004, at 3:47 PM, David McCreath wrote:
>> From: John Gruber
>> Subject: Re: cites for blockquotes
>> Look at the top three lines in your own message:
>> On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 05:52:12PM -0500, Mike Shaver wrote:
>>> Any thoughts on a syntax for indicating the source of a blockquoted
>>> citation? Perhaps
>>> The date and time stuff isn't applicable. What we're looking for is
>>> a URL. So, maybe something like this:
>> Now *that* looks like an email quote citation.
> If I'm quoting someone at length, I put the citation afterwards to
> keep the
> reading flow uninterrupted. In that respect something like
> > Now is the time for all good men to come
> > to the aid of their country.
> > :<http://example.com/>
> would make more sense within the text document.
Seems to me that Markdown ought to recognize either format (head or
tail) as a citation. The <> notation around the URL is something of a
standard, exists in Markdown syntax already, and disambiguates the URL
from general text. I would like to see both styles supported.
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