attribution — The source of a block quote or epigraph.



An attribution identifies the source to whom a blockquote or epigraph is ascribed.

Processing expectations

May be formatted inline or as a displayed block, depending on context. Sometimes suppressed. Although it appears at the beginning of the content model for blockquote and epigraph, it is often output at the end.


These elements contain attribution: blockquote, epigraph.

Children [+]

This element contains 20 elements.


  1 <article xmlns=''>
  2 <title>Example attribution</title>
  4 <blockquote>
    <attribution>William Shakespeare</attribution>
  6 <literallayout>
    What say you?  Will you yield, and this avoid?
  8 Or, guilty in defense, be thus destroyed?
 10 </blockquote>
 12 </article>
  2 What say you?  Will you yield, and this avoid?
    Or, guilty in defense, be thus destroyed?
William Shakespeare
Last revised by Norman Walsh on 6 Jun 2011 (git hash: 6ffcc7640bbc5f852a318e452c9f210f03292cb9)