Indicating quotations


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Indicating quotations

>> The example page that we've been working on has a quotation from the Mayor of Wardscott on it. The proper HTML element for a quotation is the blockquote element. Since the default appearance of a blockquote is indented, it quickly became abused by web designers as a way to easily indent a block of text. Using a semantic element for presentational purposes in this way violates the concept of semantic markup. If we reserve the use of blockquotes for text that is truly a quotation, web devices can convey that information to their users.

If you're following along with the exercise files, open the file visitors.html from the 04_09 folder of the chapter four exercise files. In design view, scroll down to see the entire quote. It's the second paragraph on the page. Highlight over all of its text then go to the insert menu. Scroll down and select HTML. From that menu, select text objects. Finally, in this last menu, select blockquote.

As you can see, the text is now indented on both s...

Indicating quotations
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