q element

If you don't know what an element is or how you must use it, I recommend you read the "HTML tags and attributes" tutorial that you can find in the HTML tutorials section.

Description

The q element allows authors to insert quotations in the form of intra-paragraph content (runs of text), in contrast with blockquote that allows blocks of content to be quoted. Additionally, the resource from where the quotation was extracted can be specified in the cite attribute, by providing its URL.

Usually, browsers will add quotation marks automatically around the contents of this element, as required by the HTML5 specification.

Examples

The following example shows a user quoting the statement of another person and adding some comments about it.

<p>I personally don't believe <q>...otherwise I'll have to find another solution!</q> to be a collaborative approach.</p>

I personally don't believe ...otherwise I'll have to find another solution! to be a collaborative approach.

In the next example we'll be making use of the cite attribute to establish a reference to the source of the quotation.

<p>Again, he risks letting them know he doesn't like much the idea of betraying his brothers when he interrupts <q cite="http://www.georgerrmartin.com/grrm_book/a-clash-of-kings-a-song-of-ice-and-fire-book-two/">A bold plan, Father, but the lords in their castles...</q>.</p>

Again, he risks letting them know he doesn't like much the idea of betraying his brothers when he interrupts A bold plan, Father, but the lords in their castles....

Attributes

Specific attributes

cite

The URL of the resource from where the quotation has been extracted.

Example

<p>Totalitarianism or totalitarian state is, as they suggested, <q cite="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Totalitarianism">...a concept used by some political scientists to describe a political system in which the state holds total authority over the society...</q>.</p>

Totalitarianism or totalitarian state is, as they suggested, ...a concept used by some political scientists to describe a political system in which the state holds total authority over the society....

Global attributes

For information about global attributes refer to this list of global attributes in HTML5.

Events

Global events

For information about global events refer to this list of global events in HTML5.

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