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
You can mark up a citation to a quote like this now:
<blockquote> <p> The blockquote element represents a section that is quoted from another source. </p> <p> Content inside a blockquote must be quoted from another source, whose address, if it has one, may be cited in the cite attribute. </p> <footer> - <cite> <a href="http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec-preview/the-blockquote-element.html">W3C HTML5 Blockquote specification</a> </cite> </footer> </blockquote>
Pretty awesome stuff.