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HTML <blockquote> Tag


Example

A section that is quoted from another source:

<blockquote cite="http://www.mysite.org/who/index.html">
One of our top picks in Los Angeles.Featuring the perfect location in Hollywood, California, surrounded by restaurants and just one mile from the Sunset Strip, this motel offers friendly services and comfortable guest rooms.
</blockquote>
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Definition and Usage

The <blockquote> tag specifies a section that is quoted from another source.

Browsers usually indent <blockquote> elements.


Browser Support

Element
<blockquote> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

In HTML 4.01, the <blockquote> tag defines a long quotation.

In HTML5, the <blockquote> tag specifies a section that is quoted from another source.


Differences Between HTML and XHTML

Note: To validate a <blockquote> element as XHTML, it must contain only other block-level elements, like this:

<blockquote>
<p>Here is a long quotation here is a long quotation.</p>
</blockquote>


Attributes

Attribute Value Description
cite URL Specifies the source of the quotation