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HTML blockquote Tag

For displaying any quote on a webpage, HTML provides the <blockquote> tag. The text enclosed within the <blockquote> tag is displayed in a separate paragraph with a slight change in the indentation of the text towards the right.

  • HTML <blockquote> tag places white spaces both before and after the quotation, and as the name suggests, it's mostly used for showing quotations on a webpage along with the author's name.

  • This is a block-level element.

HTML <blockquote> Tag - Syntax and Usage

The <blockquote> tag requires the start(opening) tag and end(closing) tag.

The required syntax for the same is given below:

    Your quote comes here...

HTML <blockquote> Tag Basic Example

Below we have a basic example to understand how we can use the of <blockquote> tag:

HTML <blockquote> Tag Attributes

This element does not have any specific attributes although this element supports Global attributes and Event attributes.

In the <blockquote> tag, we can use the <cite> tag to provide the name of the author or the source of the quotation. In the code example shown above, we have used the <cite> tag too.

Default CSS Style For HTML <blockquote> tag

Following is the default CSS style rule applied on the <blockquote> tag by default:

blockquote {
    display: block;
    margin-top: 1em;
    margin-bottom: 1em;
    margin-left: 40px;
    margin-right: 40px;

Browser Support for HTML <blockquote> tag

Following browsers support this attribute:

  • Firefox 1+

  • Google Chrome 1+

  • Internet Explorer 2+

  • Apple Safari 1+

  • Opera 2.1+

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