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Re: quotes and the <blockquote> element


From: Karl Groves
Date: Apr 30, 2009 1:05PM

> On Apr 30, 2009, at 10:54 AM, John E. Brandt wrote:
> > [snip...] that the <q> element should be
> > used in short quotes and <blockquote> should be used in long
> > quotations.
> >
> It's not really a matter of short versus long, is it, but more of a
> question of inline versus stand-alone?

Per http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/text.html#edef-BLOCKQUOTE
"These two elements designate quoted text. BLOCKQUOTE is for long quotations
(block-level content) and Q is intended for short quotations (inline
content) that don't require paragraph breaks."

> On Apr 30, 2009, at 11:08 AM, <EMAIL REMOVED> wrote:
> > <blockquote>I really like this list!</blockquote>
> > <cite>Dean H.</cite>
> So Dean's example, though short, would be correct?

There's also the 'cite' attribute for Blockquotes which can be used to refer
to a URI for a resource.