A distinctively placed or highlighted quotation from the current content designed to draw attention to a topic or highlight a key point.
Relation to ARIA
doc-pullquote inherits its semantics from the a none role (i.e., it is presentational).
The role is typically used on
span elements when the pullquote is tagged within the
content of the publication (i.e., the text will be extracted and formatted later by script to make
the presentational pullquote).
doc-pullquote is typically used on
div elements when the quote is duplicated in a separate element. The addition of an
aria-hidden attribute in these cases prevents the content from being read again to
users of assistive technologies. A future version of ARIA is expected to introduce a new role for
repeated content such as pullquotes that will allow them to be ignored by default but still be
accessed by users interested in skimming the quotes.
Note: the ARIA 1.1 specification currently advises adding the backup role of
presentation until support for
none becomes more prevalent. As
doc-pullquote inherits from
none, the same advice applies for this
For a simplified list of all the elements the role is allowed on, refer to the mapping table in the EPUB Type to ARIA Role Authoring Guide. For the official list of allowed elements, refer to ARIA in HTML.