BLOCKQUOTE

 [Local Convention]
The BLOCKQUOTE element is used to identify a significant portion of quoted material, typically a paragraphy or more. The browsing software should render this portion, in an appropriate way. Typically this may be slightly indented, or italicized, as is normally the case in printed text. The BLOCKQUOTE also causes a paragraph break, and typically forces white space both before and after the quotation. However, as always, do not make any assumptions about how BLOCKQUOTE will be rendered by a user's browsing software and never use the element merely to achieve a typographic effect.

Also note that despite common sense and authorial expectation (or intention!), Blockquote man not appear inside a P element, although it may nest within another BLOCKQUOTE, as well as appearing in FORM, LI, or DD.

For example, the following text:

<p>I think it ends
<BLOCKQUOTE>Soft you now, the fair Ophelia. Nymph, in
thy orisons, be all my sins remembered.  Fair twilight,
and foxy swarms of ants, did slyly open the jars of jam.
</BLOCKQUOTE>
but I might be wrong.</p>

must be marked up:

<p>I think it ends</p>
<BLOCKQUOTE>Soft you now, the fair Ophelia. Nymph, in thy
orisons, be all my sins remembered.  Fair twilight, and
foxy swarms of ants, did slyly open the jars of jam.
</BLOCKQUOTE>
<p>but I might be wrong.</p>

Note that BLOCKQUOTE may be used to quote substantial portions of other HTML documents. For this reason some unexpected elements are allowed as content in BLOCKQUOTE, such as Headings, Form and Address. These are meant to be included only in this special applicaton, quoting HTML documents.


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