HTML <blockquote> tag

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

The HTML (hypertext markup language) <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."


All HTML tags support standard attributes that define the settings of an HTML element. In addition to the standard settings, the <blockquote> tag has the following unique attributes.

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


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