HTML <q> (Quote) Tag

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<p>The World Health Organization (WHO) is a <q>specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health.</q></p>


The <q> element specifies that the enclosed text is a short inline quotation.

This element is intended for short quotations that don’t require paragraphs or larger structures, as compared to text that would be contained within <blockquote>.

Note: Most browsers will wrap inline quotations in quote marks. These can be controlled by style rules.

Version: HTML 4, 4.01, 5

Standard Syntax

<q cite="URL">Quote</q>

Browser Support



Attribute Value Description
cite URL Specifies the address in the quotation source.

Global Attributes

<q> element also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

<q> element also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

By Default CSS Value(s)

Most of the browsers will display the <q> element with the following by default value(s)

q { 
  display: inline;

q:before { 
  content: open-quote;

q:after { 
  content: close-quote;

Related Tags:

<a>, <abbr>, <b>, <bdi>, <bdo>, <br>, <cite>, <code>, <data>, <dfn>, <em>, <i>, <kbd>, <mark>, <rp>, <rt>, <ruby>, <s>, <samp>, <small>, <span>, <strong>, <sub>, <sup>, <time>, <u>, <var> and <wbr>
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