More Text Structure

Description Lists

The Hypertext transfer protocol is an application layer protocol.
The transport control protocol insures reliable delivery of byte streams between endpoints.
Internet Protocol
The Internet Protocol (IP) provides the global addressing that allows packetized information to be sent anywhere in the world.

Block Quotes

Do you have a bunch of text you've gotten from somewhere else? Then you should put it in a block quote.

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2011 was divided, one half awarded to Saul Perlmutter, the other half jointly to Brian P. Schmidt and Adam G. Riess "for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae".

Inline Quotes

The folks at Mozilla say that inline quotes are for short quotations that don't require paragraph breaks.

Note that these get nice curly qoutes rather than boring straight "s.


Computer and telecomnications networking is full of abbreviations. I worked on standards for WSON. These are WDM networks featuring switches called ROADMs.

Superscripts and Subscripts

If you say the 7th of April you'll use a superscript on the th. If you specify the chemical formula for water, H2O you'll use a subscript on the 2.