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The HTML <q> Element (or HTML Quote Element) indicates that the enclosed text is a short inline quotation. This element is intended for short quotations that don't require paragraph breaks; for long quotations use <blockquote> element.


This element includes the global attributes.

The value of this attribute is a URL that designates a source document or message for the information quoted. This attribute is intended to point to information explaining the context or the reference for the quote.


<p>Everytime Kenny is killed, Stan will announce 
   <q cite="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_McCormick#Cultural_impact">
     Oh my God, you/they killed Kenny!

Above HTML will output:

Everytime Kenny is killed, Stan will announce Oh my God, you/they killed Kenny!.


Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard Living Standard  
HTML5 Candidate Recommendation  
HTML 4.01 Specification Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)


Most modern standards-aware browsers, like Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Safari, should add quotes around text enclosed within the <q> element.

Some browsers, like Internet Explorer, may not make any sort of style change for quotations, but it is possible to apply a style rule.

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