<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
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 change the indentation applied to the quoted text, use the CSS
margin-right properties, or the
margin shorthand property.
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.
<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
The output from this HTML snippet looks like this: