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DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide by Richard L. Hamilton, Norman Walsh

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Name

quote — An inline quotation

Synopsis

quote ::= (text | Bibliography inlines | Error inlines | Graphic inlines | GUI inlines | Indexing inlines | Keyboard inlines | Linking inlines | Markup inlines | Math inlines | Object-oriented programming inlines | Operating system inlines | Product inlines | Programming inlines | Publishing inlines | Technical inlines | Ubiquitous inlines)*

Description

A quote surrounds an inline quotation. Using an element for quotations is sometimes more convenient than entering the quotation marks directly, and makes it possible for a presentation system to alter the format of the quotation marks.

Block quotations are properly identified as blockquotes.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline. The quote element is expected to generate the proper quotation marks. These may be influenced by the lang attribute on an ancestor element. For example, a quote in French might use «guillemets» instead of English “quote marks.”

See Also

abbrev, acronym, emphasis, foreignphrase, phrase, wordasword

Examples

<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
<title>Example quote</title>

<para>This software is provided <quote>as is</quote>, without expressed
or implied warranty.
</para>

</article>

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