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Suit Preference or Attitude on opening lead of partner's suit in a NT contract?

3 was explained to East as an invitational hand.

West
Q10x
Axxxx
Qxx
xx
North
J9x
QJ
2
KQJ10xxx
W
N
E
S
1
1
3
P
3NT
P
P
P

Partner follows dummy's Q - which holds the trick - with the  9.

Our normal third hand signal to opening leads is attitude, which we play as upside down.

My understanding is that when opener leads a high card, third hand shows attitude pretty much always.  What, if any, are the exceptions?

When opener leads a low card and third hand cannot or chooses not to cover dummy, does the card played continue to be an attitude signal?  Under what (if any) circumstances can it become suit preference?

I read this 

https://www.bridgewebs.com/folsombridge/Leads%20and%20Signals%20Presentation.pdf

(author unknown):

Response to partner’s opening lead:

a) Always play upside down attitude (high card discourages suit and low encourages) unless:

b) If its obvious that continuation of suit will be taken by them, then change to suit preference signal (high card – higher non trump suit, low card – lower non trump suit).

Declarer takes two rounds of clubs ending with East's Ace and a heart is returned back to your Ace.  What do you continue with?

Rank your top 2 choices, 1 being your top choice.

9 is an attitude signal, denying interest in a heart continuation
9 is a suit preference signal
Something else, please

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