The Built-in Header Rewrite Functions Reference Headers Hints to MUA Authors
By default, when Supercite cites the original message for the first
time, it just goes ahead and inserts the reference header indexed by
sc-preferred-header-style. However, you may want to select
different reference headers based on the type of reply or forwarding you
are doing. You may also want to preview the reference header before
deciding whether to insert it into the reply buffer or not. Supercite
provides an optional electric reference mode which you can drop
into to give you this functionality.
If the variable
sc-electric-references-p is non-
Supercite will bring up an electric reference mode buffer and place you
into a recursive edit. The electric reference buffer is read-only, so
you cannot directly modify the reference text until you exit electric
references and insert the text into the reply buffer. But you can cycle
through all the reference header rewrite functions in your
You can also set a new preferred header style, jump to any header, or jump to the preferred header. The header will be shown in the electric reference buffer and the header index and function name will appear in the echo area.
The following commands are available while in electric reference mode (shown here with their default key bindings):
Displays the next reference header in the electric reference buffer. If
Displays the previous reference header in the electric reference buffer.
If the variable
Goes to a specified reference header. The index (into the
Display the preferred reference header, i.e., the one indexed by the current
Set the preferred reference header (i.e.,
Exit from electric reference mode and insert the current header into the reply buffer.
Exit from electric reference mode without inserting the current header.
Supercite will execute the hook
entering electric reference mode.