> markdown span across multiple paragraphs?


  • GNU/Linux

    the blue line that is used in quote's how do I make it go across multiple paragraphs

    this is one line [enter]
    this is another

    Hi this is my next line but do I need to use another ">"

    this is one line
    this is just plain text with no > on the next line

    this is antoher line but doesn't join up with the original line above


  • Global Moderator

    Do this:

    > first paragraph
    > and stuff
    > 
    > blank line above this
    > add `>` signs on every line
    > etc
    

    Which becomes:

    first paragraph
    and stuff

    blank line above this
    add > signs on every line
    etc


  • GNU/Linux

    @pitaj ty

    thought th@ would cover it, was hoping there was some short cut beginning and end no prob much thanks

    will have to think my way around to appending > to the start of everything


  • Global Moderator

    Yeah, I also wish there was something like the triple-backtick ``` for quotes.


  • Admin

    Yeah, I imagine that this is excluded from the markdown spec because it is just beyond the point of it being intuitive.

    Even code fences (```) are not part of the markdown spec, but they're used in GitHub, so they are also enabled via the remarkable plugin as well.

    You could always make a plugin that did some heredoc functionality, but hell, even some devs find that confusing! 😆

    << HEREBEADOC
    this should be quoted text
    lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
    HEREBEADOC
    

    Edit: Heh, I think I understand why the heredoc syntax is so weird. It's because it's relatively simple to parse via regex...


  • Global Moderator

    Why not something like this:

    >>>
    Beginning of quote
    Blah blah blah
    End of quote
    <<<
    

  • GNU/Linux

    @pitaj said:

    Why not something like this:

    >>>
    Beginning of quote
    Blah blah blah
    End of quote
    <<<
    

    That would definitely help me with the challenge I was facing and as a result I've come to the conclusion I can't use it, which is fine anyway.
    Would have looked a bit cleaner maybe publishing large pieces of content from other sites


  • Global Moderator

    Adds to list of plugins to make


 

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