"What is going on here?" asked the <blockquote> tag to the <p> and <br> tags. They replied, "We are not sure, but you are very different from us!"
In traditional writing, quotations of three or more sentences are set off from the main text as an idented block of text. HTML also includes this capability via the <blockquote>....</<blockquote> tag:
<blockquote> "This is a long quotation from a very famous person. Since it is so long and interesting, it should really be set off from the rest of the text. This indicates clearly that the quote is from someone other than the writer." </blockquote>which yields:
"This is a long quotation from a very famous person. Since it is so long and interesting, it should really be set off from the rest of the text. This indicates clearly that the quote is from someone other than the writer."
Note that we can apply any and all HTML we have learned so far inside of the <blockquote> tags:
A ManifestoThis is a long quotation from a very famous person. Since it is so long and interesting, it should really beset offfrom the rest of the text.
- clearly that
- the quote is from
- someone other than the writer.
Let's add a blockquote to the introduction of our Volcano web page. We will use blockquote from the Roman naturalist, Pliny, who witnessed the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
<BLOCKQUOTE> <B><I> "Nature raves savagely, threatening the lands" </I></B><br> -- <A HREF="http://magic.geol.ucsb.edu/~fisher/pliny.htm"> Pliny the Elder</A>, who died of asphyxiation after observing the destruction of Pompeii by the 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius. </BLOCKQUOTE>
NOTE: See how we have used a combination of the bold and italic style tags (see Lesson 5) to highlight the quote. The citation is forced to a new line with the <br> tag (see Lesson 4). We have also hyper linked "Pliny the Elder" to another web site that contains more information about Pliny and his observations.
See also how the <blockquote> tag forces a paragraph break above and below the block of text.
And finally, these NOTES (like this one) we have used through the tutorial have made use of the <blockquote> tag!
Remember that while HTML may be limited in terms of control over page layout, there is a great deal of potential in creatively use of the number of tags.
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