The blockquote element

November 4, 2013 at 9:05 pm in HTML5, Semantic Markup

In HTML5, the <blockquote> element is meant to be used to mark up quotes from external sources, with or without citations. The specification has recently been altered to allow developers to place <cite> tags, used for citations, inside of the <blockquote> tags.

You can mark up a citation to a quote like this now:

    The blockquote element represents a section that is quoted
    from another source.
    Content inside a blockquote must be quoted from
    another source, whose address, if it has one, 
    may be cited in the cite attribute.
    - <cite>
        <a href="">W3C HTML5 Blockquote specification</a>


Pretty awesome stuff.

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