cites for blockquotes

Fred Condo fred at
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.
> 	> :<>
> 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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