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$Date: 2006-05-17 08:09:48 -0400 (Wed, 17 May 2006) $

quote — An inline quotation


Mixed Content Model

quote ::=


Common attributes

Parameter Entities

The following parameter entities contain quote:

Parameter Entities


Quote surrounds an inline quotation. Using an element for quotations is frequently more convenient than entering the character entities for the quotation marks by hand, and makes it possible for a presentation system to alter the format of the quotation marks.

Block quotations are properly identified as BlockQuotes.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline. The Quote element is expected to generate the proper quotation marks. These may be influenced by the Lang attribute on an ancestor element. For example, a quote in French might use «guillemets» instead of English “quote marks.”

Future Changes

The InterfaceDefinition element will be discarded in DocBook V4.0. It will no longer be available in the content model of this element.

See Also

abbrev, acronym, emphasis, foreignphrase, phrase, wordasword.


<!DOCTYPE para PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.1.2//EN"
This software is provided <quote>as is</quote>, without expressed
or implied warranty.

This software is provided “as is”, without expressed or implied warranty.

For additional examples, see also bookinfo, link.