<blockquote> Blockquote

<blockquote> is a formatting element used to designate an extended quotation which should be spaced or set off from the text. Smaller quotations may be tagged with the new <quote> element.

<blockquote> may be used within: <accessrestrict>, <accruals>, <acqinfo>, <altformavail>, <appraisal>, <arrangement>, <bibliography>, <bioghist>, <controlaccess>, <controlnote>, <custodhist>, <dsc>, <fileplan>, <footnote>, <index>, <legalstatus>, <odd>, <originalsloc>, <otherfindaid>, <phystech>, <prefercite>, <processinfo>, <relatedmaterial>, <scopecontent>, <separatedmaterial>, and <userestrict>.


  • @altrender – not required. Use if the content of the element should be displayed or printed differently than the rendering established in a style sheet for other occurrences of the element.
  • @audience – not required. Use to set whether the element’s contents will be visible to external users or to internal ones. Possible values are: “internal” and “external.”
  • @id – not required. Creates an ID for element. Can be used for linking.
  • @lang – not required. Three-letter code that indicates the language in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 639-2b.
  • @script – not required. Four-letter code that indicates the script in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 15924.

Child Elements

The quotation within <blockquote> should not be plain-text but should rather be encoded within <chronlist>, <list>, <p>, or <table> elements.


    <head>Scope and Contents</head>
    <p>The letters cover topics from administrative matters to plans for developing the curriculum to discussion of their respective families. The letters appear to begin around the time of the founding of Hogwarts and continue until Slytherin's departure.</p>
    <p>Some excerpts:</p>
        <p>Lady Rowena,</p>
        <p>On the subject of <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Crucio</foreign>, I fear we must be at an impasse. It is impossible to fully train young wizards and witches without their having the opportunity to learn and practice such a spell. ...</p>
    	<p>If it were up to me, Hufflepuff, you and all your tainted students would be gone. Gryffindor protects you.</p>

Changes from EAD 2002

<blockquote> gained @lang and @script attributes. It lost numerous parent elements to deprecation or group decision, while gaining <controlnote> and <footnote> to replace <note> as well as <legalstatus> and <materialspec>. It lost <note> and <adddress> as child elements.

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <blockquote>