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HTML <q> Tag


Example

Mark up a short quotation:

<p>WWF's goal is to:
<q>Build a future where people live in harmony with nature.</q>
We hope they succeed.</p>
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Definition and Usage

The <q> tag defines a short quotation.

Browsers normally insert quotation marks around the quotation.

Tip: Use <blockquote> for long quotations. 


Browser Support

Element
<q> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Attributes

Attribute Value Description
cite URL Specifies the source URL of the quote


Global Attributes

The <q> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.


Event Attributes

The <q> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.


More Examples

Example

Use CSS to style the <q> element:

<html>
<head>
<style>
q {
  color: gray;
  font-style: italic;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>

<p>WWF's goal is to:
<q>Build a future where people live in harmony with nature.</q>
We hope they succeed.</p>

</body>
</html>
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Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Quote Object


Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <q> element with the following default values:

Example

q {
  display: inline;
}

q:before {
  content: open-quote;
}

q:after {
  content: close-quote;
}
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