[pmwiki-users] quoted text markup

Simon nzskiwi at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 18:39:15 CDT 2016

I am favour of the asymmetric inline markup
<http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/MarkupMasterIndex#InlineMarkups> (e.g.
'^super^', [-smaller-], etc) so I like the direction Dominique suggests



On 22 September 2016 at 22:32, Hans <design1 at softflow.uk> wrote:

> Thursday, September 22, 2016, 5:15:19 AM, H. Fox wrote:
> > <cite> belongs with <q> and <blockquote>. The way I understand it, the
> > semantics are:
> > <cite> => who is being quoted
> > <q>/<blockquote> => the quoted text
> cite attribute =>> where the text came from
> I am glad you widen the discussion to include the <blockquote>
> and <cite> tags.
> <cite> => title, name, author, URL source are all acceptable I think.
> The 'cite' attribute for <blockquote> and <q> could potentially be
> used, but it may be less useful than having a <cite> tag added by the
> authour within the <blockquote>, to provide a visual source (URL)
> for the block quote. So I think a wiki author may be using cite markup
> within blockquote markup, and have more flexibility that way.
> For <blockquote> I like to second the creation of a ["quoted text"] markup.
> It should be able to encompass not just a single text line, but
> multiple lines including empty lines, similar to the [@escaped code@]
> markup.
> For <cite> I would second the creation of a {"quote source"} markup.
> In use something like this would create a blockquote with cite tag
> and source link:
> ["some quoted text here... {"from source at [[sourceURL]]"}"]
> which could be written over several lines:
> ["
> some quoted text here...
> with several lines,
> including code or markup.
> {"from source at [[sourceURL]]"}
> "]
> Here is a possible blockquote markup (without inserting any cite
> attribute):
>  ## ["blockquote"]
>  Markup("bq",">[=","/(\n[^\\S\n]*)?\\[([\"])(.*?)\\2\\]/s","
> $1<blockquote>$3</blockquote>");
> I based this on PmWiki's [= (Preserve Text) markup, and I guess it
> could be integrated into the function.
> And here is a simple cite markup
> ## cite
>  Markup("{\"","<'''''","/\{\"(.*?)\"\}/",'<cite>$1</cite>');
> For a <q>  I am not so keen on a '"inline quote"' markup, as such
> combination of quote marks may well be used in text, quoting speech.
> My proposed double ""inline quote"" is likely less prone to be
> rendered unintentionally (outside of code blocks at least),
> and it would provide a quick way to produce smart inline quotes
> within <q> tags.
> - Hans
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