The <blockquote> element represents a quoted section.


  • Content inside a blockquote element must be quoted from another source. If it has address, a cite attribute should present.

HTML Attributes

  • cite = valid URL potentially surrounded by spaces
    Specifies the address in the quotation source. [Example B]

See also global attributes.


Example A

[try it]

  <p>The quote is input here. </p>

Example B

With the cite attribute [try it]:

<blockquote cite="">
  <p>The quote is input here. </p>


HTML Reference

The HTML5 specification defines the <blockquote> element in 4.5.4 The blockquote element.

Last modified on 22 November 2011, at 16:36