HTML <q> Tag

The <q> tag is an inline element defining short quotes, that do not span multiple lines. To insert longer quotes, you should use block-level element <blockquote>.

Besides defining quotes, the <q> tag is also used to define words or phrases, used in a figurative sense.

Browsers generally surround the text inside the <q> tag with quotation marks, the appearance of which depends on an HTML document encoding and the browser. You can change the appearance of quotation marks with the help of CSS styles.

Syntax

The content is written between the opening (<q>) and the closing (</q>) tags.

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <p>Bernard Show says:
      <q cite="https://www.wikiquote.org/">He who can, does; he who cannot, teaches.</q>
    </p>
  </body>
</html>

Result

Attributes

Attribute Value Description
cite URL Indicates the quote source. The user cannot see this information.

The <q> tag supports the Global Attributes and the Event Attributes.

Browser support