Simplified DocBook: The Definitive Guide  (Version 0.9.1 for Simplified DocBook 5.1)


quote — An inline quotation.


quote ::= [-]


A quote surrounds an inline quotation. Using an element for quotations is sometimes more convenient than entering the quotation marks directly, 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.”


These elements contain quote: caption (db.html.caption), citetitle, emphasis, entry, link, literallayout, orgdiv, para, phrase (db.phrase), programlisting, quote, subtitle, td, term, th, title, titleabbrev.


<article xmlns=''>
<title>Example quote</title>

<para>This software is provided <quote>as is</quote>, without expressed
or implied warranty.


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