The "blockquote" Element


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The "blockquote" element is used to contain sections that are quoted from another source. If attribution is used then place it outside the blockquote.

Attributes for "blockquote"
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'Standard' Attributes"cite"

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  • Use semantic markup elements like "em", "strong", "cite", "blockquote", "q", "quote", "sub", and "sup" when appropriate. Use "em" and "strong" to indicate structural emphasis, use "blockquote" for long quotations which may require paragraph breaks, use "q" for short inline quotations, and use "sub" and "sup" for subscripts and superscripts. Visit for more information.

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