How to insert a blank line between blockquote paragraphs?

Waylan Limberg waylan at
Wed Oct 24 16:27:53 EDT 2012

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 4:18 PM, Waylan Limberg <waylan at> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 4:09 PM, Thomas Maibaum <thomasmaibaum at> wrote:

>> Hello everyone,


>> First off, I'm new to this list, so if this has been dealt with before, I

>> apologize. I was unable to find a solution in Google.


>> My question is, how do I insert a blank line between blockquote paragraphs

>> so that they are visually separate? I often need to put two or three

>> separate blockquotes in a row, without any regular text between them, but

>> Markdown always renders the HTML output like one long quote. Like this:


> Well, if you don't want the output to be visible, and as Markdown

> accepts raw html, why not an html comment. Like this:




You can even eliminate some of the blank lines like this:!--+blank+line+--%3E%0A%3E+bar%0A%0A%3C!--+blank+line+--%3E%0A%3E+baz

Although that breaks pandoc in strange ways. However, all other
implementations handle that fine and you save a few blank lines in
your document. The rest are necessary though.

\X/ /-\ `/ |_ /-\ |\|
Waylan Limberg

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