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Quoting Another Blog Post

Often, I want to quote (embedded/inline/via a blockquote) all or part of another author’s post.  In fact, in an ironic twist, I will quote regarding quoting in this post to both show off how I think it ought to be accomplished and to pose my question(s) (see end of this post). Tantek Çelik wrote: Additional Thoughts / Improvements “Wrote” is bad link text. It violates WCAG 1.0 guideline 13.1 that “link text should be meaningful enough to make sense when read out of context”. Imagine the page being presented as a list of links, as many audio browsers, and some visual browsers can (e.g. Opera, Amaya) – a page with a lot of quotes would have lots of links labelled “wrote”, “wrote”, “wrote”. Including the title of quoted article gives more meaningful link text. Also, WCAG 1.0 guideline 10.5 offers a hint for improvement: “until user agents (including assistive technologies) render adjacent links distinctly, include non-link, printable characters (surrounded by spaces) between adjacent links”.