Block quotes with a blank line between them get merged

John Gruber gruber at
Wed Oct 18 17:37:57 EDT 2006

Jacob Rus <jrus at> wrote on 10/18/06 at 12:13 PM:

> That's easy; the user will remember to add spaces (or tabs) up

> to the indent which starts a code block. For instance (where

> I'm highlighting spaces with a drawn glyph. Interpret those

> as " ":

No. I don't like rules that you can't "see".

Exception that proves the rule: the "two spaces at the end of a
line for a <br />" rule.

> Incidentally, I don't think that we need any more explicit

> symbolic marker for code blocks. One of the things I most

> like about markdown's syntax is that a simple indentation puts

> us into a code block, without any unnecessary clutter.

It would be in addition to the current syntax, and should remain
out of your way if you don't like it.


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