Thread Subject: Re: blockquotes
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From: Debbie Cook
Date: Wed, Oct 18 2006 11:20 PM
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For me, inserting quotes or any other symbol on every line is a hassle
because my computer does not automatically insert it, nor do I want to
automatically insert it for all of my emails. Additionally, for those using
a screen reader, it does break up the flow of the text when in the middle of
every line/row a quote or some other random symbol that is out of context is
inserted and read. It can cause significant confusion. I am not averse to
the BLOCKQUOTE approach either - it is something simple that delineates the
start and end of the quotation without interrupting each line.
Yes, I think this is reasonable. Inserting anything at the beginning of
every line is unreasonable and I don't think was the intent. I definitely do
prefer top posting though so that you can move through faster.
Bruce's idea of using the URL instead of quoting is really good except that
for those of us who read the emails on the list, there's no easy access to
the URL of the quoted message. So it's cool if others do it, but I'm not
likely to be able to since I'm not reading them in the archive.