cites for blockquotes
gruber at fedora.net
Fri Mar 19 10:29:01 EST 2004
Olivier Scherler <os-lists at ithink.ch> wrote on 03/19/04 at 10:03a:
> > For example, what if I wanted to produce this:
> > <blockquote cite="http://ushistory.org/franklin/quotable/quote04.htm">
> > <p>They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little
> > temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.</p>
> > <p>--Benjamin Franklin</p>
> > </blockquote>
> I am wondering how such a quote should be rendered to be correct
> (regardless of Markdown’s abilities for the moment). I always thought
> the attribution should be indented or right aligned.
I think it's a matter of taste. There's no established "correct" way
to typeset an attribution like that. Indented and right-aligned are
> I also tend to but an unbreakable space between the em dash and the
> text. Am I wrong?
I wouldn't call it wrong, but what's the point? At least on the web,
when would it possibly make a difference?
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