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Awhile back I looked into why my blockquotes at weren't validating, and it appeared
it was because they were imbedded in paragraphs, and shouldn't have been since
apparently that's a block level element inside another block level element.  Now
I've separated them out separately, and the validator still tells me that's
wrong.  Is there a nutshell description of how to do blockquotes correctly?
(Apart from the W3 standard itself, which isn't written for the layperson.)

Re: Blockquotes

Paul Wake wrote:
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I get a 404

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Which doctype are you validating against? If it's a strict doctype then
blockquotes can not contain bare text but must contain block level
e.g. <blockquote><p>quoted paragraph one</p><p>quoted paragraph


Re: Blockquotes

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Oops. (not section 26).  The
paragraph tags going inside the blockquotes isn't something I did.

Re: Blockquotes

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Feeding it to < I get:

| <blockquote>other states are relying with increasing
| Error: text is not allowed here; try wrapping the text in a more
| descriptive container

You're using XHTML 1.0 Strict. BLOCKQUOTE elements can contain only
block-level elements, so you need to wrap your inline content in a
block-level element.
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Re: Blockquotes

In our last episode,
the lovely and talented Paul Wake
broadcast on comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html:

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At the moment they would seem not to validate because the page
is 404.

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