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Giving Credit Where Credit is Due |
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5: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due
You've been hard at work on a great writeup that has lots of information summarized from many different sources.
Now, how do you give credit to those whose hard work you
stole from used?
If you've half a brain (or more), you should've figured I'll explain how.
5.1: Block Quotations
One common situation is having a long quotation (one that takes up several lines).
Simply enclosing it in quotation marks isn't adequate; you want to indent it, as is proper.
The way to do just that is use the
The following paragraph is just plain text, with
<blockquote> before it, and
</blockquote> after it.
Testing, testing, one, two, three.
Hey - are you reading this?
How did you do that?
This paragraph was encrypted with a very secure encryption algorithm!
Hmmm... on second thought, maybe you just got lucky and guessed every single word.
Yeah, that makes a lot more sense.
Ok, now for the very important secret message:
qpcjc pizza dodcp sleep dweez grrrr souxt pvnrt hnmqo fumcm bzyfs ioctl wtbal xyzzy jvgiz sdram plsqw souix szbyl
To be really picky, the block quot
]ation tag doesn't have
to indent, but most browsers indent
it from the left and right margins, and put a little space above and below it.
What if you have a short quotation?
You can surround the text with the
<q> tag (just a plain letter "Q").
(If your browser incorrectly does not indicate anything special, trash it and use a good one.)
The nice people who defined HTML say browsers must add their own quotation marks, and you (the author) should not add your own.
(This way, the proper locale-specific characters and multi-level quotations are correctly done.)
To specify the source, surround the source with
<cite> tag to indicate that it is a citation.
Graphical browsers usually render this in italics, which is usually what you would want, anyway.
This example of using
In 2002, Nathan exclaimed, - N-Wing
Everything 1 is now gone. Long live Everything 2!
was created by this HTML:
<q>In 2002, Nathan exclaimed, <q>Everything 1 is now gone. Long live Everything 2!</q></q> - <cite>N-Wing</cite>
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