HTML Blockquote Tag Cite Attribute

HTML Blockquote Tag Cite AttributeThe HTML Blockquote Tag <blockquote> Cite Attribute is used to classify the URL of the resource from where we are quoting text or information in the HTML Blockquote Tag.

HTML Blockquote tag is a closed tag and needs closing HTML Blockquote Tag </blockquote>.

Note: Browsers usually tend to indent the elements and text within the Blockquote HTML Tag.


HTML Blockquote Tag Cite Attribute Syntax

<blockquote cite=”URL”>
Some text from other resource
</blockquote>

HTML Blockquote Tag Cite Attribute Example

HTML Blockquote Tag Cite Attribute Code Output
<h1> Computer </h1>
<p>
Below is the quote from 
Wikipedia Website on Computer
</p>
<blockquote cite="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer">
A computer is a general purpose device 
that can be programmed to carry out 
a finite set of arithmetic or logical operations. 
Since a sequence of operations can be 
readily changed, the computer can solve 
more than one kind of problem.
</blockquote>
Computer

Below is the quote from Wikipedia Website on Computer

A computer is a general purpose device that can be programmed to carry out a finite set of arithmetic or logical operations. Since a sequence of operations can be readily changed, the computer can solve more than one kind of problem.

The above HTML Blockquote Tag Cite Attribute example renders the text (taken from Wikipedia Website) in an indented form as we have wrapped the content in HTML 5 Blockquote Tag.

Also, note the usage of the Blockquote HTML Tag’s Cite Attribute.


HTML Blockquote Tag Cite Attribute Values

HTML Blockquote Tag Cite Attribute Value Description
URL Defines the location of the resource being quoted.

HTML Blockquote Tag Cite Attribute Supporting Browsers

S. No. Browser Supported(Yes/No)
1 Internet Explorer Yes
2 Firefox Yes
3 Google Chrome Yes
4 Opera Yes
5 Safari Yes

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