The Blockquote element usually indicates content quoted from
another source. This block element should be used ideally only when
the quotation is longer and will likely span several lines (for shorter,
in-line quotations using the Q element is suggested.)
This attribute helps an author in situations with floating objects (images,
tables, etc.) produced through the Left and
Right ALIGN attributes. It allows content to stop being
flowed around the floated element.
[DEFAULT - No special line breaking
effects are applied relative to the floating element.] Left [breaks line after this element
and moves down vertically until the left margin is clear of floated objects.] Right [breaks line after this element
and moves down vertically until the right margin is clear of floated objects.] All [breaks line after this element
and moves down vertically until both margins are clear of floated objects.]
This is an SGML Document Access
(SDA) attribute. SDA attributes are designed to transform HTML (and
other SGML-based documents) to the ICADD
DTD - which is used in creating accessible documents for users with
visual disabilities (rendering in Braille, large print, speech
synthesis, etc.) The attribute value specifies the name of the element
to convert this element to in the SDA element group (in this case the
'BQ' element - "block quotation".)
This attribute specifies the quoting style to be used. Attribute appears
to be designed to serve for the Netscape mail client to display quoted
content in HTML and plain text modes.
Values: Cite HTML mail style quoting, displaying as a blue
vertical bar on the left hand side of the quoted block. Jwz This is used by Netscape for plain text mode
mail quoting, displaying each new line with a ">." character
preceding it. This value appears to have only been supported in NN4.x.
(Aside: the 'jwz' string may actually refer to a prominent ex-Netscape
employee named Jamie Zawinski who even has his own Usenet newsgroup.)
Many authors use this element to indent content, because the indenting
is standard behavior on most all browsers. In theory, an author should not
use this element for this purpose - it should only be used in situations
where you wish to quote a source. If you REALLY need bulk indenting,
this element can work well in most cases (see the page on
indenting techniques), but using
CSS to do this is preferred.
The CITE attribute is exposed in Netscape 6.1+ by invoking a context
menu on the element (PC: right clicking) and choosing "properties."