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This tag designates quoted block-level content (such as lists, tables, and paragraphs), and is thus generally used for longer quotations.

This tag must be closed at the end of the quoted content by typing </BLOCKQUOTE>.

Attributes for <BLOCKQUOTE>

  %coreattrs %il8n %events

  cite= [CS]
Gives location.
This attribute gives the location of the source or the location of information about the source (such as bibliographical information).

Sample:

This passage is taken from Mossflower by Brian Jacques:

Gonff the mousethief padded silently along the passage from the larder and storeroom of Kotir. He was a plump little creature, clad in a green jerkin with a broad buckled belt. He was a ducker and a weaver of life, a marvelous mimic, ballad writer, singer, and lockpick, and very jovial with it all. The woodlanders were immensely fond of the little thief. Gonff shrugged it all off, calling every creature his matey in imitation of the otters, whom he greatly admired. Chuckling quietly to himself, he drew the small dagger from his belt and cut off a wedge from the cheese he was carrying. Slung around his shoulder was a large flask of elderberry wine which he had also stolen from the larder. Gonff ate and drank, singing quietly to himself in a deep bass voice between mouthfuls of cheese and wine.

The Prince of Mousethieves honors you,
To visit here this day.
So keep your larder door shut tight,
Lock all your food away.
O foolish ones, go check your store
Of food so rich and fine.
Be sure that I'll be back for more,
Especially this wine.

At the sound of heavy paws Gonff fell silent. Melting back into the shadows, he huddled down and held his breath. Two weasels dressed in armor and carrying spears trudge past. They were arguing heatedly.

"Listen, I'm not taking the blame for your stealing from the larder."

"Who, me? Be careful what you say, mate. I'm no thief."

"Well, you're looking very fat lately, that's all I say."

"Huh, not half as podgy as you, lard barrel."

"Lard barrel yourself. You'll be accusing me next."

"Ha, you're in charge of the key, so who else could it be?"

"It could be you. You're always down there when I am."

"I only go to keep an eye on you, so there."

"Right, we'll keep an eye on each other, then."

Gonff stuffed a paw in his mouth to stifle a giggle. The weasels stopped and looked at each other.

"What was that?"

"Oho, I know what it was--you're laughing at me."

"Arr, don't talk stupid."

"Talking stupid, am I?" Indignantly, the weasel turned away from his companion.

Gonff quickly called out in a passable weasel-voice imitation, "Big fat robber!"

The two weasels turned furiously upon each other.

"Big fat robber, eh. Take that!"

"Ouch! You sneaky toad, you take this!"

The weasels thwacked away madly at each other with their spearhandles.

Gonff sneaked out of hiding and crept off in the opposite direction, leaving the two guards rolling upon the passage floor, their spears forgotten as they bit and scratched each other.

"Owow, leggo. Grr, take that!"

"I'll give you robber! Have some of this. Ooh, you bit my ear!"

Sheathing his dagger and shaking with mirth, Gonff unlatched a window shutter, and slipped away through the snow toward the woodlands.

Oh fight, lads fight,
Scratch, lads, bite,
Gonff will dine on cheese and wine,
When he gets home tonight.

You might notice the indentation on the first line of each paragraph. This was done with the CSS text-indent property. Note, however, that I anulled the text-indent on the <BLOCKQUOTE>s within the passage.


Here is the code for the sample above:

<p>
This passage is taken from <EM>Mossflower</EM> by Brian Jacques:
</P>
<BLOCKQUOTE class="passage">
<P>
Gonff the mousethief padded silently along the passage from the larder and storeroom of Kotir. He was a plump little creature, clad in a green jerkin with a broad buckled belt. He was a ducker and a weaver of life, a marvelous mimic, ballad writer, singer, and lockpick, and very jovial with it all. The woodlanders were immensely fond of the little thief. Gonff shrugged it all off, calling every creature his matey in imitation of the otters, whom he greatly admired. Chuckling quietly to himself, he drew the small dagger from his belt and cut off a wedge from the cheese he was carrying. Slung around his shoulder was a large flask of elderberry wine which he had also stolen from the larder. Gonff ate and drank, singing quietly to himself in a deep bass voice between mouthfuls of cheese and wine.
</P>
<BLOCKQUOTE>
<P> The Prince of Mousethieves honors you,<BR>
To visit here this day.<BR>
So keep your larder door shut tight,<BR>
Lock all your food away.<BR>
O foolish ones, go check your store<BR>
Of food so rich and fine.<BR>
Be sure that I'll be back for more,<BR>
Especially this wine.
</P>
</BLOCKQUOTE>
<P>At the sound of heavy paws Gonff fell silent. Melting back into the shadows, he huddled down and held his breath. Two weasels dressed in armor and carrying spears trudge past. They were arguing heatedly.</P>
<P>"Listen, I'm not taking the blame for your stealing from the larder."</P>
<P>"Who, me? Be careful what you say, mate. I'm no thief."</P>
<P>"Well, you're looking very fat lately, that's all I say."</P>
<P>"Huh, not half as podgy as you, lard barrel."</P>
<P>"Lard barrel yourself. You'll be accusing me next."</P>
<P>"Ha, you're in charge of the key, so who else could it be?"</P>
<P>"It could be you. You're always down there when I am."</P>
<P>"I only go to keep an eye on you, so there."</P>
<P>"Right, we'll keep an eye on each other, then."</P>
<P>Gonff stuffed a paw in his mouth to stifle a giggle. The weasels stopped and looked at each other.</P>
<P>"What was that?"</P>
<P>"Oho, I know what it was--you're laughing at me."</P>
<P>"Arr, don't talk stupid."</P>
<P>"Talking stupid, am I?" Indignantly, the weasel turned away from his companion.</P>
<P>Gonff quickly called out in a passable weasel-voice imitation, "Big fat robber!"</P>
<P>The two weasels turned furiously upon each other.</P>
<P>"Big fat robber, eh. Take that!"</P>
<P>"Ouch! You sneaky toad, you take this!"</P>
<P>The weasels thwacked away madly at each other with their spearhandles.</P>
<P>Gonff sneaked out of hiding and crept off in the opposite direction, leaving the two guards rolling upon the passage floor, their spears forgotten as they bit and scratched each other.</P>
<P>"Owow, leggo. Grr, take that!"</P>
<P>"I'll give you robber! Have some of this. Ooh, you bit my ear!"</P>
<P>Sheathing his dagger and shaking with mirth, Gonff unlatched a window shutter, and slipped away through the snow toward the woodlands.
<BLOCKQUOTE>
<P>
Oh fight, lads fight,<BR>
Scratch, lads, bite,<BR>
Gonff will dine on cheese and wine,<BR>
When he gets home tonight.
</P>
</BLOCKQUOTE>
</BLOCKQUOTE>

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It reads as follows:
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