Blockquote | WebReference


HTML 4.01 Element Reference

By Lee Underwood

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Name: Blockquote

<blockquote> ... </blockquote>

Description: Used to offset a long quotation. The left and right margins are indented.

Browser Compatibility: NN: 1.0+ / IE: 2.0+ / Opera: 4+

  • cite
  • class
  • dir
  • id
  • lang
  • onclick
  • ondblclick
  • onkeydown
  • onkeypress
  • onkeyup
  • onmousedown
  • onmousemove
  • onmouseout
  • onmouseover
  • onmouseup
  • style
  • title

Code Example:

<blockquote cite=\"\">
They went in single file, running like hounds on a strong scent, and an eager light was in their eyes. Nearly due west the broad swath of the marching Orcs tramped its ugly slot; the sweet grass of Rohan had been bruised and blackened as they passed.

Comments: The <blockquote element should not be used to format indented text. That should be accomplished by use of style sheets.

Created: March 15, 2005