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XF 1.2 Why <blockquote>?

Discussion in 'Styling and Customization Questions' started by Teapot, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Teapot

    Teapot Well-Known Member

    Just out of curiosity, what's the justification for using <blockquote> tags to hold message content? Does it have any specific advantage when rendering over a standard <div>?

    One of the reasons I ask is that I use <blockquotes> for my writing add-on simply because the post template does, but it winds up making them render strangely in the likes of the Safari Reader feature and Pocket/Read It Later/Instapaper et al - the entire content is, as one might expect, a block quote. I can easily switch back to a regular <div>, of course, but I'm curious if it will have any effects on browsers I might not notice.

    Thanks :)
    Luke F likes this.

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