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Re: Quote another post

by stevieb (Canon)
on Jul 23, 2019 at 17:43 UTC ( #11103241=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Quote another post

I don't believe there's a formal way to do so. I do it like this:

<blockquote>"How do I quote a post when replying to it?"</blockquote>

That is to say, I put an opening <blockquote>, a double-quote character, a copy/paste of the text I want to quote, a closing double-quote char, then a closing </blockquote> tag. It renders like this:

"How do I quote a post when replying to it?"

...and now you can respond to the quote.

You can also use bold, italic etc tags to make it stand out more:

"How do I quote a post when replying to it?"
"How do I quote a post when replying to it?"

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Re^2: Quote another post
by AnomalousMonk (Bishop) on Jul 23, 2019 at 23:22 UTC

    I use your second variation, except without the double-quotes:

    How do I quote a post when replying to it?
    I agree that there doesn't seem to be a standard convention for this; just some way to set the text apart. (Standards are important; everyone should have one.)


    Give a man a fish:  <%-{-{-{-<

      This approach (blockquote/italics, no quotes) sticks in my head as the most common way that quoting tends to be done around here... but it also just happens to be the method I use, so that may skew my perception.
Re^2: Quote another post
by talexb (Canon) on Jul 24, 2019 at 15:01 UTC

    My standard reply has this at the top:

    <ul><i> </i></ul> <p> </p>
    This lets me quote something from the post I'm replying to (so it's italicized and indented) followed by my own response after that.

    Alex / talexb / Toronto

    Thanks PJ. We owe you so much. Groklaw -- RIP -- 2003 to 2013.

Re^2: Quote another post
by daxim (Curate) on Jul 24, 2019 at 07:44 UTC
    a double-quote character
    The q element exists.

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