HTML: The Markup Language (an HTML language reference)

blockquoteblock quotation # T

The blockquote element represents a section that is quoted from another source.

Permitted contents #

Permitted attributes #

global attributes
Any attributes permitted globally.
cite = URL potentially surrounded by spaces #
A URL referencing the original source for the quoted material.

Tag omission #

A blockquote element must have both a start tag and an end tag.

Permitted parent elements #

any element that can contain flow elements

DOM interface #

interface HTMLQuoteElement : HTMLElement {
           attribute DOMString cite;

Typical default display properties #

blockquote {
display: block;
margin-before: 1em;
margin-after: 1em;
margin-start: 40px;
margin-end: 40px; }