<blockquote>: The Block Quotation element
<blockquote> HTML element indicates that the enclosed text is an extended quotation. Usually, this is rendered visually by indentation (see Notes for how to change it). A URL for the source of the quotation may be given using the cite attribute, while a text representation of the source can be given using the
|Content categories||Flow content, sectioning root, palpable content.|
|Permitted content||Flow content.|
|Tag omission||None, both the starting and ending tag are mandatory.|
|Permitted parents||Any element that accepts flow content.|
|Implicit ARIA role||No corresponding role|
|Permitted ARIA roles||Any|
This element's attributes include the global attributes.
- 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.
To include shorter quotes inline rather than in a separate block, use the
<q> (Quotation) element.
This example demonstrates the use of the
<blockquote> element to quote a passage from RFC 1149, A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers.
<blockquote cite="https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/rfc1149"> <p>Avian carriers can provide high delay, low throughput, and low altitude service. The connection topology is limited to a single point-to-point path for each carrier, used with standard carriers, but many carriers can be used without significant interference with each other, outside of early spring. This is because of the 3D ether space available to the carriers, in contrast to the 1D ether used by IEEE802.3. The carriers have an intrinsic collision avoidance system, which increases availability.</p> </blockquote>
The output from this HTML snippet looks like this:
|HTML Standard (HTML)|
BCD tables only load in the browser