Published Mar 4, 2022Updated Jul 1, 2022
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The <q> element is used to represent a brief inline quotation, as opposed to the <blockquote> element being used for longer ones.

It accepts a cite attribute that links to a valid URL that provides further context for the quotation.


<q cite=""><!-- Brief quotation goes inside the tag --></q>

The <q> element requires an opening and closing tag wrapped around a line of text. The browser will automatically enclose the text in quotation marks.


<!-- The text between the q tags will be surrounded by quotation marks -->
The World Wide Web Consortium's idea of the Web includes
<q cite="https://www.w3.org/Consortium/mission">
participation, sharing knowledge, and thereby building trust on a global
One can't help but agree with it!

Example of what the rendered text would look like

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