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:

<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.

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