# Hyperlinks above or beneath blockquote?

I am unsure of whether I should put the link to an online article I am quoting on top of the blockquote or beneath it?

Is this the better convention?

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However, I honestly didn’t think Zettelkasten sounded like a good idea before I tried it. It only took me about 30 minutes of working with the cards to decide that it was really good.

Or is there a good reason for rather doing it like this?

I think it might be important that when I sat down to try it, I had an idea I was excited to work on. […] It filled the fractal branches of a zettelkasten nicely, expanding in every direction.

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(I am talking about doing this on Zettel of course.)

• I would do neither but:

I think it might be important that when I sat down to try it, I had an idea I was excited to work on. […] It filled the fractal branches of a zettelkasten nicely, expanding in every direction.1

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• edited October 2019

I am with Sascha on this one. Create inline citations for it. I myself like to store a snapshot of the online article in my reference manager (Zotero), so 1) it is always available and 2) it gets a standard citation format (in LaTeX format).

• Yes that's how it's usually done in academic writing and it lents itself very well to the flow of the text. It should be used.

The problem I have with that method is one of UX. Now I have to click two times to follow the link to the other resource.

For that reason as well as reasons of writing, I still want to use the other method I showed in my OP. Is there anything possibly to be said on the original question "above or below?"

• Well, there's no blockquote police waiting for violations of an unknown international law, so ...

I prefer to put it below, just like you would with names when quoting someone, e.g. in an epigraph:

The note is super cool, and here is a quote:

> Cool is he who does cool stuff.
> -- Forrest Cool <https://forrest.ninja/original/source>

Amazing.


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• @Perikles said:
Yes that's how it's usually done in academic writing and it lents itself very well to the flow of the text. It should be used.

The problem I have with that method is one of UX. Now I have to click two times to follow the link to the other resource.

For that reason as well as reasons of writing, I still want to use the other method I showed in my OP. Is there anything possibly to be said on the original question "above or below?"

Sometimes I just paste the link after that when I am sloppy. But it can work faster if you are willing to postpone the editing:

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