Handling Multiple Paragraphs With Quoting
In our workflow, we have to update a lot of issues with out-of-band discussion/information (most of the time, emails or face-to-face discussions). In the case of emails, any email with multiple paragraphs will break like so:
Rick and Team-
Use the new routine. Let me know if you would like me to pass along the full algorithm, but I Stephen provided that below. You are correct about left padding. The name field is right padded and we prefer to have the last name alone. There is standard space between each of the fields.
Also, What's your ETA on this change?
Below I have attached a copy of our algorithm. We use the industry standard. Their ID is 6714, the other information can be acquired from the company. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
That unquoted section in the middle should be a part of the first message, and the next message should be nested. I would try to supplement this with > single-line quotes, but they strip out newlines and in general ruin the original formatting. In the interim I'm using <pre> and adding in my own newlines to prevent unnecessary scrolling. I also dislike <pre> because it makes me do all the formatting myself (such as with nesting).
Is there a way to obtain the more natural formatting?