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The blockquote element

Element Summary

Sectioning block-level element, and structured inline-level element.

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

Content inside a blockquote must be quoted from another source, whose URI, if it has one, should be cited in the cite attribute.

If the cite attribute is present, it must be a URI (or IRI). User agents should allow users to follow such citation links.

If a blockquote element is preceded or followed by a p element that contains a single cite element and is itself not preceeded or followed by another blockquote element and does not itself have a q element descendant, then, the citation given by that cite element gives the source of the quotation contained in the blockquote element.

Each blockquote element potentially has a heading. See the section on headings and sections for further details.

The cite DOM attribute reflects the element's cite content attribute.

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<html ... >
    <blockquote cite="">
      <p>The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.</p>
      <p> -- Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web</p>

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