quote — An inline quotation.


quote ::=


Common attributes and common linking attributes.


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, para, phrase (db.phrase), programlisting, quote, subtitle, td, term, th, title, titleabbrev.


The following elements occur in quote: text, abbrev, acronym, author, citetitle, command, computeroutput, editor, email, emphasis, filename, footnote, footnoteref, inlinemediaobject, link, literal, option, orgname, personname, phrase (db.phrase), quote, replaceable, subscript, superscript, systemitem, trademark, userinput, xref.

See Also

Related elements: abbrev, acronym, emphasis, phrase.


1 |<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
  |<title>Example quote</title>
  |<para>This software is provided <quote>as is</quote>, without expressed
5 |or implied warranty.

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