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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="http://www.quote.com/sample.html">
  <p>The quote is input here. </p>

HTML Reference

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