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9.7. Block quotations

Two different elements are used to present quotations set off in separate blocks:

In either case, the content of the element consists of an optional attribution element that tells the reader who said this. The actual quotation follows, typically wrapped in one or more para elements. Generally the attribution will be presented after the quotation.

Here's an example:

 

There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.

 
 --C. A. R. Hoare

The source for the quote looks like this:

      <blockquote>
        <attribution>C. A. R. Hoare</attribution>
        <para>
          There are two ways of constructing a software
          design. One way is to make it so simple that there are
          obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make
          it so complicated that there are no obvious
          deficiencies.
        </para>
      </blockquote>