HTML q Tag

The information on this page is based on HTML version 4.01 (which is the current version of HTML). The next version, HTML 5, is currently being written. Here's a list of HTML 5 tags.

The HTML <q> tag is used for indicating short quotations (i.e. quotations that needs to display within a non-quoted paragraph).

Browsers generally surround <q> text with quotation marks. If your quotation spans multiple lines, you should use the HTML <blockquote> tag. Most browsers surround blockquote text as indented text.

Note: At the time of writing, browser support for the <q> tag was limited.

Example

And then she said <q>like... whatever!</q>

Attributes:
Attributes specific to this tag:
AttributeDescription
citeIndicates the source of the quotation.
Other Attributes:
AttributeDescription
classDocument wide identifier.
idDocument wide identifier
langLanguage code
dirSpecifies the direction of the text
titleSpecifies a title to associate with the element. Many browsers will display this when the cursor hovers over the element (similar to a "tool tip").
styleInline style (CSS)
onclickIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
ondbclickIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
onmousedownIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
onmouseupIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
onmouseoverIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
onmousemoveIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
onmouseoutIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
onkeypressIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
onkeydownIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
onkeyupIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
Try it yourself!


Also see the HTML 5 version of HTML tags

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