HTML <blockquote> Tag

The <blockquote> element (or HTML Block Quotation Element) indicates that the section is quoted from another source.

The <blockquote> element is a block-level element.

In HTML 4.01, we generally use this element for long quotations which have paragraphs. However, it is used for a quotation from another source after HTML5.

We can give a URL for quotation's source by using cite attribute, while a text representation of the source can be given using the <cite> element.

Recommendation: Use the <q> element for short quotations.

Syntax

The <blockquote> element comes in pairs. The content must be written between opening (<blockquote>) and closing (</blockquote>) elements.

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <body>
    Here an explanation for HTML:
    <blockquote cite="http://www.w3docs.com/learn-html/html-introduction.html">
      HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) is the main markup language for creating web pages and to show any information that can be displayed in a web browser.
    </blockquote>
    As you see, it is automatically indented when we use blockquote element.
  </body>
</html>

Result



In the given example the cite attribute defines the website as the source for the quotation.

Attributes:


Attributes Value Description
cite URL Defines the source where the quotation is taken from.

The <blockquote> element also uses the Global Attributes.