The technologies described in the book in my last post are not yet implemented in any browser I know of. The authors describes how you can prepare.
The closest I come with existing simple technologies without using any scripting is examplified here:
If the green text gets a standard throughout the web, it will immediately be clear to the reader that it is a cite from another web page.As you see the Norwegian word "skyld" has many different faces and a Norwegian company will silently pay a compansation before issuing a statement of excuse us. If the company issues such a statement, it is the same as admitting responsibility or guilt. A good Swedish company may give you compensation even if it is your fault. That is another story.
I also wrote this
Forum software like vBulletin's editor can of course do it even better by programming a transclusion button, where the text in the external source is marked, coloured in the right colour and the link embedded. If it is done correctly, you will be redirected to the exact quoted section in the external document by clicking the coloured transcluded text.
That one does not explicitly state "these words are mine, and mine alone" is immaterial. Absent attribution to another, the presumption is that the material is that of the poster.
Furthermore, the matter of Copyright infringement has yet to be considered.
I was saying in my own way - Sometimes forum personalities can deter new posts. Some members may delete their own post before they have written it because of the imagined response the post might get. The attitude of members previous posts in threads can determine the content of the next post. Members attitudes 'can' act as a silent moderator.
My preference is to see the post; Get the point of view . . Not have the view browbeaten away before the finger touches the keys.
I merely wanted to say it with a lighter heart.
IF . . IF I were targeting a particular member it would probably be deepsand. . but the truth of the matter is, I have no inclination nor temptation to try and alter any members personality. .
Just like you MJ - "Doing my best with the available time to keep the forum free from crap, interesting and informative."
"IF . . IF I were targeting a particular member it would probably be deepsand."
This merely speculates a possible more likely target than mjtaylor.
"but the truth of the matter is, I have no inclination nor temptation to try and alter any members personality. ."
This basically says, I prefer 'painting my own portrait, not smudging the next guys.' ( Nice new saying for you Kgun still bakery fresh)
I prefer to make up my own sayings Kgun . . One I use occasionally is "More ways to kill a cat" . I like that one . . It has an edge to it.