VersionW3C//DTD HTML 3.2 Final//EN
ElementBLOCKQUOTE
Purposequoted passage
DescriptionThis element encloses text which is intended to be taken from another source--a long quotation. Note that browsers will not automatically put in quotation marks around the quoted test. Some browsers don't indent quoted text very much; some developers put quotes around the text to make sure the quotation is properly indicated.
Start tagRequired <BLOCKQUOTE>
AttributesNONE
Content( H1 | H2 | H3 | H4 | H5 | H6 | #PCDATA | TT | I | B | U | STRIKE | BIG | SMALL | SUB | SUP | EM | STRONG | DFN | CODE | SAMP | KBD | VAR | CITE | A | IMG | APPLET | FONT | BASEFONT | BR | SCRIPT | MAP | INPUT | SELECT | TEXTAREA | P | UL | OL | DIR | MENU | PRE | DL | DIV | CENTER | BLOCKQUOTE | FORM | ISINDEX | HR | TABLE | ADDRESS )*
End tagRequired </BLOCKQUOTE>
Referenced in BLOCKQUOTE BODY CENTER DD DIR DIV FORM LI MENU TD TH
Example
SourceAppearance
In a critical point in <CITE>The House of Seven Gables</CITE> by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Clifford says:
<BLOCKQUOTE>
<P>Is it a fact--or have I dreamt it--that,
by means of electricity, the world of matter has become a great nerve,
vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time?
</BLOCKQUOTE>
Later in the book, this imagery plays an important role.
In a critical point in The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Clifford says:

Is it a fact--or have I dreamt it--that, by means of electricity, the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time?

Later in the book, this imagery plays an important role.
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