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Version: 2.0, 3.2, 4.0

Compability: Explorer 4, 5  Netscape 4, 6

<blockquote> ... </blockquote>

The <blockquote> tag is used to offset a block of text (a citation) from the rest of the document. The exact appearance will be browser dependent. However, the citation is usually indented on both the right and left margins, may be in italics, and is preceded and followed by paragraph breaks.

You will still need to use the br, p, and possibly other HTML tags to effect the textual display and appearance that you desire. In fact, you can use any other HTML tag inside a blockquote, including cite and q.

It is recommended that you use the blockquote tag for long citations and the cite tag for short citations.
The closing tag is mandatory.


Some writers make you think:
<blockquote cite="">
Push not off from that isle,<br>
thou canst never return...<p>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; - Herman Melville
Some writers make you think:
Push not off from that isle,
thou canst never return...

          - Herman Melville

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