HTML for comboxes

Since many people ask, this is just so I’ll have a handy permalink to hand out.

If you want to do blockquotes from a comment box, type as follows:

<blockquote>paste here something stupid somebody else said</blockquote>

Then type a witty rejoinder. Don’t forget the /slash in the closing tag.

It will then look like

paste here something stupid somebody else said

For advanced users, here is an example of how to use a hyperlink:

Hey you guys, <a href=”https://ruberad.wordpress.com”>this</a&gt; is the best blog ever!

Which ends up looking like

Hey you guys, this is the best blog ever!

Here are some hard-to-find symbolic characters for copy&pasting: Square-root-of two = √2. A is a subset of B: A ⊆ B

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2 Responses

  1. But some blogs (in WordPress) are configured such that you don’t get that nice box but you get a lame vertical bar on the left that marks off the blockquote.

  2. Well yeah, each theme has it’s own way of rendering quote boxes, but it’s not for me to choose that for others…

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