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Usage

Template:Tlx adds a block quotation to an article page.

This is easier to type and is more wiki-like than the equivalent HTML Template:Code tags, and has additional pre-formatted attribution parameters for author and source (though these are not usually used in articles; Template:Crossreference).

Note: Block quotes do Template:Em normally contain quotation marks Template:Crossreference.

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Examples

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Parameters

Template:Para a.k.a. Template:Para—The material being quoted, without quotation marks around it. It is always safest to name this parameter (rather than use an unnamed positional parameter), because, otherwise, any inclusion of a non-escaped "=" character (e.g., in a URL in a source citation) will break the template.

Displayed attribution

These parameters are for Template:Em attribution information below the quote; this should not be confused with citing a source Template:Crossreference. These parameters are entirely optional, and are usually used with famous quotations, not routine block quotations, which are usually sourced at the end of the introductory line immediately before the quotation, with a normal <ref>...</ref> tag.

Template:Para a.k.a. Template:Para – optional author/speaker attribution information that will appear below the quotation, and preceded with an attribution dash.

Template:Para a.k.a. Template:Para – optional title of the work the quote appears in, to display below the quotation. This parameter immediately follows the output of Template:Para (and an auto-generated comma), if one is provided. It does not auto-italicize. Major works (books, plays, albums, feature films, etc.) should be italicized; minor works (articles, chapters, poems, songs, TV episodes, etc.) go in quotation marks Template:Crossreference. Additional citation information can be provided in a fourth parameter, Template:Para, below, which will appear after the title.

Template:Para a.k.a. Template:Para – optionally used for additional source information to display, after Template:Para, like so: Template:Code; a comma will be auto-generated between the two parameters. If Template:Para is used without Template:Para, it simply acts as Template:Para. (This parameter was added primarily to ease conversion from misuse of the pull quote template Template:Tlx for block quotation, but it may aid in cleaner meta-data implementation later.)

Template:Para a.k.a. Template:Para – to attribute fictional speech to a fictional character, Template:Em other citation information. Can also be used to attribute real speech to a specific speaker among many, e.g. in a roundtable/panel transcript, a band interview, etc. This parameter outputs "[Character's name], in" after the attribution dash and before the output of the parameters above, thus one or more of those parameters must also be supplied. If you need to cite a fictional speaker in an article about a single work of fiction, where repeating the author and title information would be redundant, you can just use the Template:Para parameter instead of Template:Para.

Technically, all citation information can be given in a single parameter, as in: Template:Code But this is a bit messy, and will impede later efforts to generate metadata from quotation attribution the way we are already doing with source citations. This is much more usable:

|character=Anonymous interview subject
|author=Jane G. Arthur
|title="The Aerodynamics of Shaved Weasels"
|source=''Perspectives on Mammal Barbering'' (2016), Bram Xander Yojimbo (ed.)

Later development can assign a CSS class and so forth to these separate parameters, upon which scripts would be able to operate (e.g. to look up things in WikiQuote).

Rarely used technical parameters

Template:Para – allows specifying additional CSS styles (Template:Em classes) to apply to the Template:Code element. Template:Crossreference

Parameter list

{{Quote
| text      =
| author    =
| title     =
| source    =
| character =
| multiline =
| style     =
}}

Reference citations

Template:Anchor A reference citation can be placed before the quote, after the quote, or in the Template:Para parameter: Template:Bulleted list

Please do not place the citation in a Template:Para or Template:Para parameter by itself, as it will produce a nonsensical attribution line that looks like:
Template:In5— Template:Dummy reference
Please also do not put it just outside the {{Quote}} template, as this will cause a:
Template:In5Template:Dummy reference
on a line by itself.

Examples

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Limitations

Template:Anchor If you do not provide text, the template generates a parser error message, which will appear in red text in the rendered page.

If any parameter's actual value contains an equals sign (=), you Template:Strong use a named parameter (e.g. |text="E=MC2" is a formula everyone knows but few understand, not a blank-name positional parameter. The text before the equals sign gets misinterpreted as a named parameter otherwise. Be wary of URLs, which frequently contain this character. Named parameters are always safer, in this and other templates.

If any parameter's actual value contains characters used for wiki markup syntax (such as pipe, brackets, single quotation marks, etc.), you may need to escape it. See Template:Tlx and friends.

Next to right-floated boxes

Template:As of the text of a block quotation may rarely overflow (in Firefox or other Gecko browsers) a right-floated item (e.g. a Template:Tlx box, when that item is below another right-floated item of a fixed size that is narrower. In Safari and other Webkit browsers (and even more rarely in Chrome/Chromium) the same condition can cause the block quotation to be pushed downward. Both of these problems can be fixed by either:

  1. removing the sizing on the upper item and letting it use its default size (e.g. removing ###x###px sizing or Template:Para from a right-floated image above a wider right-floated object that is being overflowed by quotation text; or
  2. using Template:Para in the quotation template.

There may be other solutions, and future browser upgrades may eliminate the issue. It arises at all because of the blockquote {overflow: hidden;} CSS declaration in Mediawiki:Common.css, which itself works around other, more common display problems. A solution that fixes Template:Em of the issues is unknown at this time.

Vanishing quotes

In rare layout cases, e.g. when quotes are sandwiched between userboxes, a quotation may appear blanked out, in some browsers. The workaround for this problem is to add Template:Para to such an instance of the template.

Line breaks

This template sets a text style which might ignore one blank line, and so the template must be ended with a break (newline) or the next blank line might be ignored. Otherwise, beware inline, as:
Template:In5text here Template:Template link with parameters More text here
spans a blank line, unless a Template:Template link with parameters is ended with a line break, then the next blank line might be ignored and two paragraphs joined.

Template:Blockquote paragraphs

Nested quotations

The Template:Code element has styles that change the font size: on desktop, text is smaller; on mobile, it is larger. This change is relative to the enclosing context, meaning that if you quote from a source that itself uses a block quotation, you'll find that the inner quotation is either really tiny and hard to read, or really large and barely fits on the screen. To fix this issue, add the parameter Template:Para on any inner {{Quote}} templates.

Technical issues with block templates

Template:Block bug documentation

Errors

Pages where this template is not used correctly populate Category:Pages incorrectly using the quote template. The category tracks tranclusions of Template:Quote that have no text given for quotation or use an equals sign in the argument of an unnamed parameter. It also tracks usage of Template:Para, Template:Para, Template:Para, Template:Para, or Template:Para.

Articles that use unsupported parameters are placed in Template:Clc.

TemplateData

Template:TemplateData header<templatedata> { "description": "Adds a block quotation.", "params": { "text": { "label": "text", "description": "The text to quote", "type": "content", "required": true, "aliases": [ "1", "quote" ], "example": "Cry \"Havoc\" and let slip the dogs of war." }, "author": { "label": "author", "description": "The writer of the source", "type": "content", "required": false, "aliases": [ "2", "cite", "sign" ], "example": "William Shakespeare", "suggested": true },

               "title": {

"label": "title", "description": "The source being quoted from", "type": "content", "required": false, "aliases": [ "3" ], "example": "Julius Caesar", "suggested": true }, "source": { "label": "source", "description": "A source for the quote", "type": "content", "required": false, "aliases": [ "4" ], "example": "act III, scene I", "suggested": true },

               "character": {

"label": "character", "description": "The speaker within the work who is being quoted", "type": "content", "required": false, "aliases": [ "5" ], "example": "Mark Antony", "suggested": false },

               "style": {

"label": "style", "description": "Additional CSS styles (not classes) to apply", "required": false, "example": "font-size:inherit;", "suggested": false },

               "notrim": {

"label": "notrim", "description": "Turns off automatic trimming of quotation marks, to work around a bug that affects bold/italic wikimarkup", "required": false, "example": "true", "suggested": false } } }</templatedata>

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