There are several ways to indent paragraphs and entire sections of your web page. The next few pages describe the four main techniques for indentation:

Before we begin, however, it's worth saying a few words about <BLOCKQUOTE ...>. There's a popular misconception that <BLOCKQUOTE ...> should be used to indent sections of the page. This belief comes from the fact that most visual web browser render quoted text as indented. Remember, however, that HTML is not a formatting language and gives unpredictable results when you attempt to use it as one. Use <BLOCKQUOTE ...> if you have a quoted block of text, otherwise use the techniques described in the next few pages.

Lines and Paragraphs