attribution — The source of a block quote or epigraph.


attribution ::=


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.


Common linking attributes.

any attribute

Any attribute in any other explicit namespace


These elements contain attribution: blockquote, epigraph.


The following elements occur in attribution: text, abbrev, acronym, alt, anchor, annotation, biblioref, citation, citetitle, coref, date, emphasis (db._emphasis), firstterm (db._firstterm), footnote, footnoteref, foreignphrase (db._foreignphrase), glossterm (db._glossterm), indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), inlinemediaobject, link, olink, person, personname, phrase (db._phrase), quote (db._quote), remark, replaceable, subscript, superscript, trademark, wordasword, xref.

See Also

Related elements: blockquote, epigraph.


 1 |<article xmlns=''>
   |<title>Example attribution</title>
 5 |<attribution>William Shakespeare</attribution>
   |What say you?  Will you yield, and this avoid?
   |Or, guilty in defense, be thus destroyed?
10 |</blockquote>
What say you?  Will you yield, and this avoid?
Or, guilty in defense, be thus destroyed?
William Shakespeare