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  • Revision slug: Web/HTML/Element/q
  • Revision title: <q>
  • Revision id: 489433
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Summary

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 {{HTMLElement("blockquote")}} element.

Attributes

This element includes the global attributes.

{{htmlattrdef("cite")}}
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.

Example

<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!
   </q>.
</p>

Above HTML will output:

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

{{EmbedLiveSample("Example", 750, 50)}}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
{{SpecName('HTML WHATWG', 'text-level-semantics.html#the-q-element', '<q>')}} {{Spec2('HTML WHATWG')}}  
{{SpecName('HTML5 W3C', 'text-level-semantics.html#the-q-element', '<q>')}} {{Spec2('HTML5 W3C')}}  
{{SpecName('HTML4.01', 'struct/text.html#h-9.2.2', '<q>')}} {{Spec2('HTML4.01')}}  

Browser compatibility

{{CompatibilityTable}}

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatGeckoDesktop("1.0")}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}}
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatGeckoMobile("1.0")}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}}

Notes

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.

See also

  • The {{HTMLElement("blockquote")}} element for long quotations.
  • The {{HTMLElement("cite")}} element for source citations.
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<h2 id="Summary">Summary</h2>
<p>The <strong>HTML <code>&lt;q&gt;</code> Element</strong> (or <em>HTML Quote Element</em>) 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 {{HTMLElement("blockquote")}} element.</p>
<ul class="htmlelt">
 <li><dfn><a href="/en-US/docs/HTML/Content_categories" title="HTML/Content_categories">Content categories</a></dfn> <a href="/en-US/docs/HTML/Content_categories#Flow_content" title="HTML/Content categories#Flow content">Flow content</a>, <a href="/en-US/docs/HTML/Content_categories#Phrasing_content" title="HTML/Content categories#Phrasing content">phrasing content</a>, palpable content.</li>
 <li><dfn>Permitted content</dfn> <a href="/en-US/docs/HTML/Content_categories#Phrasing_content" title="HTML/Content_categories#Phrasing_content">Phrasing content</a>.</li>
 <li><dfn>Tag omission</dfn> {{no_tag_omission}}</li>
 <li><dfn>Permitted parent elements</dfn> Any element that accepts <a href="/en-US/docs/HTML/Content_categories#Phrasing_content" title="HTML/Content_categories#Phrasing_content">phrasing content</a>.</li>
 <li><dfn>DOM interface</dfn> {{domxref("HTMLQuoteElement")}}</li>
</ul>
<h2 id="Attributes" name="Attributes">Attributes</h2>
<p><span style="line-height: 21px;">This element includes the&nbsp;</span><a href="https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/HTML/Global_attributes" style="line-height: 21px;" title="HTML/Global attributes">global attributes</a><span style="line-height: 21px;">.</span></p>
<dl>
 <dt>
  {{htmlattrdef("cite")}}</dt>
 <dd>
  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.</dd>
</dl>
<h2 id="Example" name="Example">Example</h2>
<pre class="brush: html">
&lt;p&gt;Everytime Kenny is killed, Stan will announce 
   &lt;q cite="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_McCormick#Cultural_impact"&gt;
     Oh my God, you/they killed Kenny!
   &lt;/q&gt;.
&lt;/p&gt;
</pre>
<p>Above HTML will output:</p>
<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! </q>.</p>
<p>{{EmbedLiveSample("Example", 750, 50)}}</p>
<h2 id="Specifications" name="Specifications">Specifications</h2>
<table class="standard-table">
 <thead>
  <tr>
   <th scope="col">Specification</th>
   <th scope="col">Status</th>
   <th scope="col">Comment</th>
  </tr>
 </thead>
 <tbody>
  <tr>
   <td>{{SpecName('HTML WHATWG', 'text-level-semantics.html#the-q-element', '&lt;q&gt;')}}</td>
   <td>{{Spec2('HTML WHATWG')}}</td>
   <td>&nbsp;</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
   <td>{{SpecName('HTML5 W3C', 'text-level-semantics.html#the-q-element', '&lt;q&gt;')}}</td>
   <td>{{Spec2('HTML5 W3C')}}</td>
   <td>&nbsp;</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
   <td>{{SpecName('HTML4.01', 'struct/text.html#h-9.2.2', '&lt;q&gt;')}}</td>
   <td>{{Spec2('HTML4.01')}}</td>
   <td>&nbsp;</td>
  </tr>
 </tbody>
</table>
<h2 id="Browser_compatibility">Browser compatibility</h2>
<p>{{CompatibilityTable}}</p>
<div id="compat-desktop">
 <table class="compat-table">
  <tbody>
   <tr>
    <th>Feature</th>
    <th>Chrome</th>
    <th>Firefox (Gecko)</th>
    <th>Internet Explorer</th>
    <th>Opera</th>
    <th>Safari</th>
   </tr>
   <tr>
    <td>Basic support</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
    <td>{{CompatGeckoDesktop("1.0")}}</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
   </tr>
  </tbody>
 </table>
</div>
<div id="compat-mobile">
 <table class="compat-table">
  <tbody>
   <tr>
    <th>Feature</th>
    <th>Android</th>
    <th>Firefox Mobile (Gecko)</th>
    <th>IE Mobile</th>
    <th>Opera Mobile</th>
    <th>Safari Mobile</th>
   </tr>
   <tr>
    <td>Basic support</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
    <td>{{CompatGeckoMobile("1.0")}}</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
   </tr>
  </tbody>
 </table>
</div>
<h3 id="Notes" name="Notes">Notes</h3>
<p>Most modern standards-aware browsers, like Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Safari, should add quotes around text enclosed within the <code>&lt;q&gt;</code> element.</p>
<p>Some browsers, like Internet Explorer, may not make any sort of style change for quotations, but it is possible to apply a style rule.</p>
<h2 id="See_also" name="See_also">See also</h2>
<ul>
 <li>The {{HTMLElement("blockquote")}} element for long quotations.</li>
 <li>The {{HTMLElement("cite")}} element for source citations.</li>
</ul>
<div>
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