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  • The quote button indeed rules. Quite a lot. Thank you!

    I noticed quoting is done by by wrapping a <quote> tag around quoted text. Is this tag new? Is it documented somewhere?

    HTML's <q> and <blockquote> have a cite attribute for indicating the source of a quotation. Is anything like that supported for <quote>? If so, is there any possibility of having the quote button automatically add attribution?

    • quote is a new "tag" we made up, like ecode. We are tossing around ideas for attribution; co-opting the cite attribute is a good idea, thanks.
      • We are tossing around ideas for attribution

        An idea I just had is that you might use the cid (or whatever the post number is, the post I'm quoting is 51856) as the value of the cite attribute.

        A common use-case for me on Slashdot is seeing a reply buried 5 levels down quoting something and responding to it, but none of its parents are displayed; so I have to use the "Parent" links to traverse up the thread until I find the quote. It would be stellar if I had some way of going directly to the quoted post. (Of course, this still doesn't handle the UI