I'm currently trying out Pod::Simpe::HTML, and it looks more
spiffy than pod2html. It does blockquote right
when it encounters =over ... =back spans without enclosed
pod2html currently does line-by-line processing (no
deferred output), so it can't go back and add a starting
<blockquote> tag when it arrives at the
=back without seeing any =item in
between. (without modification of program logic and data flow, of course,
so there's not a matter of a simple patch).
FYI, here's what perlpodspec is saying (though it doesn't read as a requirement to put blockquotes in HTML formatting):
An "=over" ... "=back" region containing no
"=item" paragraphs at all, and containing only
some number of ordinary/verbatim paragraphs, and
possibly also some nested "=over" ... "=back"
regions, "=for..." paragraphs, and
"=begin"..."=end" regions. Such an itemless
"=over" ... "=back" region in Pod is equivalent in
meaning to a "<blockquote>...</blockquote>"
element in HTML.