Blockquote element

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In HTML , XHTML and MediaWiki, the blockquote element defines "a section [within a document] that is quoted from another source".[1] The syntax is

<blockquote><p>blockquoted text goes here</p></blockquote>.

The blockquote element is used to indicate the quotation of a large section of text from another source. Using the default HTML styling of most web browsers, it will indent the right and left margins both on the display and in printed form, but this may be overridden by Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

The non-semantic use of the blockquote element purely to indent text has been deprecated by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) since HTML 4.[2] The preferred approach is the use of CSS.

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Relationship to some wiki markup and usage

In many Wiki markup languages, the semantics and effect of HTML <blockquote> is different from the use of an initial colon in a paragraph, which may be translated into an HTML dd element enclosed within a dl element. (That is a "data definition" within a "definition list", without there being any preceding "data term" or dt element).

See also

  • Block quotation