HTML blockquote cite Attribute

HTML <blockquote> cite Attribute

❮ HTML <blockquote> tag


A section that is quoted from another source:

<blockquote cite="">
For 50 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. The world's leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.
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Definition and Usage

The cite attribute specifies the source of a quotation.

Tip: It's a good habit to always add the source of a quotation, if any.

Browser Support

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The cite attribute does not render as anything special in any of the major browsers, but it can be used by search engines to get more information about the quotation.


<blockquote cite="URL">

Attribute Values

Value Description
URL The source of the quotation.

Possible values:

  • An absolute URL - points to another web site (like cite="")
  • A relative URL - points to a file within a web site (like cite="page.htm")

❮ HTML <blockquote> tag