DAISY—Structure Guidelines: Elements, Block Elements, Information Object Quotation
Quotation (Block Quotation)
A written passage drawn verbatim from another work, usually with the author credited. Longer quotations that are often set off from the surrounding text by paragraph breaks are called block quotations. Shorter quotations that are incorporated within a sentence or paragraph are called inline quotations (there is no block progression or direction regarding spacing). See Inline Elements: Information Object: Quotation.
Long quotations are marked with the <blockquote> tag. Quotations may be nested one inside the other.
<p>So you can imagine how Samson was brought up. Shrieks and wails if a razor went near his head, and the whole community involved. Only, as soon as he was grown into the biggest, strongest man around, he started causing trouble by bedding and wedding Philistine girls, not his own kind, to the distress of Manoah and "the woman" who now at least becomes "his mother" though she still never gets to have his name.</p>
<p>And she made him sleep upon her knees, and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head: and she began to afflict him and the strength went from him.</p>
The <author> tag can be used within <blockquote> to identify the author of the quotation.DAISY