HTML <q> Tag


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.

Browser Support

<q> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Tips and Notes

Tip: Use <blockquote> to mark up a section that is quoted from another source.

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5



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.

Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Quote Object

Default CSS Settings

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


q {
    display: inline;

q:before {
    content: open-quote;

q:after {
    content: close-quote;

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