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HTML blockquote tag and element

1. HTML blockquote elementcontains a long quotation.

2. If set, the value of the cite attribute of the blockquote element contains a URL which is a reference to the source the quotation.

3. In most of the browsers, text enclosed within blockquote element is shown with an indentation, which can be changed using CSS margin property.

Syntax

<blockquote>text content</blockquote> 

Category

HTML blockquote element is a blocklevel element.

Whether both start and end tags are required

Yes.

Can contain

HTML blockquote element can contain one or more block-level elements, script element and inline elements.

Can reside within

HTML blockquote element can reside within APPLET, BLOCKQUOTE, BODY, BUTTON, CENTER, DD, DEL, DIV, FIELDSET, FORM, IFRAME, INS, LI, MAP, NOFRAMES, NOSCRIPT, OBJECT, TD, TH.

Attributes

Attributes specific to this element

cite.

Identifiers

id, class.

language information and text direction

lang, dir.

Title

Title.

Style

Style.

Events

onclick, ondblclick, onmousedown, onmouseup, onmouseover, onmousemove, onmouseout, onkeypress, onkeydown, onkeyup.

Supported doctypes

HTML 4.01 strict, HTML 4.01 transitional, HTML 4.01 frameset.

Example of using HTML blockquote element

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>html blockquote tag example</title>
</head>
<body>
<blockquote>Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.</blockquote>
</body>
</html>

Result

html blockquote element

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HTML blockquote tag example.

Online practice editor

HTML blockquote tag example.

Pictorial presentation

blockquote-example

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