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Re: Simple tool for making HTML blockquotes from text selections

by theorbtwo (Prior)
on Dec 14, 2003 at 16:19 UTC ( #314647=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Simple tool for making HTML blockquotes from text selections

The problem with this is that it does not quote < and & properly. This isn't normaly a problem, because PM allows you to use < many places, escaping it itself, and browsers will display &foo; as such if "foo" is not a known escape. (It's important to note that the former is an explicit action of PM, to allow people to right $x<42, <g> and other similar things without additional effort, whereas the later is a normal part of rendering HTML, so even when a UA recives an entity that it does not know, the user has a chance to guess at what it means from the mnemonic name.

However, try writing a block quote of &amp; <b>this should not be bold</b>

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