Blockquote Tag in HTML5


The <blockquote> tag defines a long quotation like paragraphs (instead of HTML q tag used for in-line content). A browser inserts white space before and after a blockquote element. It also inserts margins for the blockquote element. The HTML blockquote element begins with the HTML <blockquote> tag and ends with the HTML </blockquote> tag.
<blockquote cite="">
Cite - This is an optional attribute that can be used to specify the location (in the form of a URI) where the quote has come from.


HTML tags can contain one or more attributes. Attributes are added to a tag to provide the browser with more information about how the tag should appear or behave.
Attributes consist of a name and a value separated by an equals (=) sign, with the value surrounded by double-quotes.
There are 3 kinds of attributes that you can add to your HTML tags: Element-specific, global, and event handler content attributes.

Element-Specific Attributes

The following table shows the attributes that are specific to this tag/element.
Attributes Introduced by HTML5
Attributes Description             
cite Indicates the source of the quotation. It must be a URI, for example, the URL of a web page.

Global Attributes

The following attributes are standard across all HTML 5 tags.
HTML5 Global Attributes
accesskey draggable style
class hidden tabindex
dir spellcheck  
contenteditable id title
contextmenu lang  


Event Handler Content Attributes

Here are the standard HTML 5 event handler content attributes.
onabort onerror* onmousewheel
onblur* onfocus* onpause
oncanplay onformchange onplay
oncanplaythrough onforminput onplaying
onchange oninput onprogress
onclick oninvalid onratechange
oncontextmenu onkeydown onreadystatechange
ondblclick onkeypress onscroll
ondrag onkeyup onseeked
ondragend onload* onseeking
ondragenter onloadeddata onselect
ondragleave onloadedmetadata onshow
ondragover onloadstart onstalled
ondragstart onmousedown onsubmit
ondrop onmousemove onsuspend
ondurationchange onmouseout ontimeupdate
onemptied onmouseover onvolumechange
onended onmouseup onwaiting
For example
  1. <!DOCTYPE HTML>  
  2. <html>  
  3.     <body>  
  4.         <p>Here is a quote from WWF's website:  
  5.             <blockquote cite="">  
  6. WWF's ultimate goal is to build a future where people live in harmony with nature.  
  7. </blockquote>  
  8. We hope that they succeed.  
  9.         </p>  
  10.         <blockquote>  
  11.             <p>A large quotation. The content of a blockquote element must include block-level elements such as headings, lists, paragraphs or div's.</p>  
  12.             <p>cite can be used to specify the location (in the form of a URI) where the quote has come from.</p>  
  13.         </blockquote>  
  14.     </body>  
  15. </html>  
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