blockquote

FilterElements

<blockquote> ... </blockquote>

Indicates a long quotation. Its content is some number of block-level elements, such as paragraphs.

Notes

In HTML5, the blockquote element is also a sectioning root, meaning it indicates a section that may have its own outline. That means that heading levels used within blockquote elements will not contribute to the overall outline of the page.

Start/End Tags

Required/Required

Specifications

  • HTML 4.01
  • HTML5

cite=

Values: URI
Provides a link to information about the source from which the quotation was borrowed.
<p>This is a normal paragraph.</>
<blockquote cite="http://www.example.com">
  <h1>Fascinating Evidence</h1>
  <p>This is the beginning of a lengthy quoted passage (text continues ... ) </p>
  <p>And it is still going on and on (text continues ... )</p>
</blockquote>

Rendered Example

This is a normal paragraph

Fascinating Evidence

This is the beginning of a lengthy quoted passage (text continues ... )

And it is still going on and on (text continues ... )

Blockquotes are usually rendered with space on the left and right by default.