blockquote

blockquote — A quotation set off from the main text.

Synopsis

blockquote ::= [-]

Description

Block quotations are set off from the main text, as opposed to occurring inline.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block.

Children

The following elements occur in blockquote: attribution, blockquote, epigraph, example, figure, info (db.titleforbidden.info), info (db.titleonly.info), informaltable (db.cals.informaltable), informaltable (db.html.informaltable), itemizedlist, literallayout, mediaobject, note, orderedlist, para, programlisting, revhistory, sidebar, table (db.cals.table), table (db.html.table), title, titleabbrev, variablelist.

Examples

<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
<title>Example blockquote</title>

<blockquote><attribution>Richard Dawkins</attribution>
<para>The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should 
expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and
no good, nothing but pitiless indifference.
</para>
</blockquote>

</article>

The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but pitiless indifference.

Richard Dawkins