HTML <blockquote> tag

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope
HTML blockquote tag

The HTML <blockquote> tag is a block element used to denote that part of an article is quoted from another source. It is useful when your content frequently uses extended quotes from another source, because you can create custom styles specifically for the blockquote elements. Most frequently, browsers will format blockquote text by indenting it. The following sections contain information about this tag, including an example of it in use, and related attributes and browser compatibility.

Example of <blockquote> code

<blockquote cite="">
<p>"Here is a quotation taken from the Computer Hope website."</p>

Example result

"Here is a quotation taken from the Computer Hope website."


Within an HTML tag, an attribute dictates certain aspects of an HTML element. Attributes are made up of a name and value pair; all tags support standard attributes. The following table shows the only current, unique, HTML attribute for the <blockquote> tag, and a description.

Attribute Description
cite Used to designate the source of the quotation.


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