HTML <blockquote> tag

Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

HTML blockquote tagWhen writing in HTML, the <blockquote> tag is a block element used to denote that a section of an article has been 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, as well as related attributes and browser compatibility.

Example 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, as well as a description.

Attribute Description
cite Used to designate the source of the quotation


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