HTML <blockquote> Tag

Example

A long quotation coded as below::

<blockquote>
some text here some text here some text here some text here some text here some text here some text here some text here some text here.
</blockquote>

Definition and Usage

The <blockquote> tag defines a long quotation.

A browser inserts white space before and after a blockquote element. It also insert margins for the blockquote element.

Browser Support

The <blockquote> tag is supported in all major browsers.

Note: None of the major browsers display the cite attribute correctly.

Tips and Notes

Hint: Use the q element to mark up short quotations

Note: To validate a blockquote element as strict HTML/XHTML, the element must contain only other block-level elements, like this:

<blockquote>
<p>some text here some text here</p>
</blockquote>

Optional Attributes

DTD indicates in which HTML 4.01/XHTML 1.0 DTD the attribute is allowed. S=Strict, T=Transitional, and F=Frameset.

Attribute Value Description DTD
cite URL Specifies the source of a quotation STF


Standard Attributes

The <blockquote> tag supports the following standard attributes:

Attribute Value Description DTD
class classname Specifies a classname for an element STF
dir rtl
ltr
Specifies the text direction for the content in an element STF
id id Specifies a unique id for an element STF
lang language_code Specifies a language code for the content in an element STF
style style_definition Specifies an inline style for an element STF
title text Specifies extra information about an element STF
xml:lang language_code Specifies a language code for the content in an element, in XHTML documents STF

More information about Standard Attributes.

Event Attributes

The <blockquote> tag supports the following event attributes:

Attribute Value Description DTD
onclick script Script to be run on a mouse click STF
ondblclick script Script to be run on a mouse double-click STF
onmousedown script Script to be run when mouse button is pressed STF
onmousemove script Script to be run when mouse pointer moves STF
onmouseout script Script to be run when mouse pointer moves out of an element STF
onmouseover script Script to be run when mouse pointer moves over an element STF
onmouseup script Script to be run when mouse button is released STF
onkeydown script Script to be run when a key is pressed STF
onkeypress script Script to be run when a key is pressed and released STF
onkeyup script Script to be run when a key is released STF

More information about Event Attributes.


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