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Let's say I want to put "50. Quoting point number 50." in a blockquote. By default it will reset the number to 1:

  1. Quoting point number 50.

How can I preserve the initial number 50?

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Too bad they haven't whitelisted the start attribute for ordered lists. –  Jeff Mercado Nov 24 '11 at 9:34

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If you don't want a list, you can escape the dot:

> 50\. Quoting point number 50.


50. Quoting point number 50.

By the way, it works the same way without the quote block (>).

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I didn't know this. +1 (Still, there is something that seems right about PRE tags for a quote. I think I shall not delete my answer, unless you disagree.) –  Mr.Wizard Nov 24 '11 at 9:38

PRE tags work:

50. Quoting point number 50.
51. Quoting point number 51.
52. Quoting point number 52.
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But <pre> also changes to a monospace font, which is not desired in this case. –  Joachim Sauer Nov 24 '11 at 10:24
@Joachim shall I delete this, or leave it for reference? –  Mr.Wizard Nov 24 '11 at 10:25
Your choice really. I don't think my objection makes your post worthless. It's simply less than ideal for this situation. For other (similar) situations <pre> might be exactly right. –  Joachim Sauer Nov 24 '11 at 10:26
@Joachim okay, I'll let votes decide. If this is a bad answer, vote it down to deletion. –  Mr.Wizard Nov 24 '11 at 10:27
I've already upvoted :) You shouldn't delete it - it's a good option - it is simple, and sometimes people want quotes to look different. –  Kobi Nov 24 '11 at 10:32

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