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This makes complete sense to me. When I first started marking up articles, I looked at past blockquotes with and without citations to see how you guys did it and found some inconsistencies and weird markup (e.g. the citation getting marked up as an address to force the font size down). This approach fits every example I can imagine. Thanks!
What if you wanted to do a more forum-like blockquote?
How would you apply the correct markup to "Ray wrote:"?
I was thinking of doing something similar to what Oli recommended. But instead of using the
That's a good question. I think I might consider not including the "Ray wrote" in the element.
But if I did want to include it, and was ok with formalizing the text of the citation (and was ok with being somewhat ridiculous), I might very well keep the citation in a footer (which is allowed to precede the content it relates to) and do something like this:
… with this CSS:
Thanks for replying, murtaugh.
In regards to this markup:
I think it's a little odd to use
If anyone else has any other suggestions, that would be great.