HTML 5 <q> Tag

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 <blockquote> tag. Most browsers surround blockquote text as indented text.

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



HTML tags can contain one or more attributes. Attributes are added to a tag to provide the browser with more information about how the tag should appear or behave. Attributes consist of a name and a value separated by an equals (=) sign, with the value surrounded by double quotes. Here's an example, style="color:black;".

There are 3 kinds of attributes that you can add to your HTML tags: Element-specific, global, and event handler content attributes.

The attributes that you can add to this tag are listed below.

Element-Specific Attributes

The following table shows the attributes that are specific to this tag/element.

citeIndicates the source of the quotation. Must be a valid URL.

Global Attributes

The following attributes are standard across all HTML 5 tags (although the tabindex attribute does not apply to dialog elements).

For a full explanation of these attributes, see HTML 5 global attributes.

Event Handler Content Attributes

Event handler content attributes enable you to invoke a script from within your HTML. The script is invoked when a certain "event" occurs. Each event handler content attribute deals with a different event.

For a full list of event handlers, see HTML 5 event handler content attributes.