HTML <blockquote> style Attribute

The style attribute on a <blockquote> tag assigns a unique style to the quote. A style contains one or more CSS property/value pairs that define the appearance of the quote.

Example

#

A style attribute on a <blockquote> tag.

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
-- President Kennedy, 1961, Inaugural address
<acticle>
  <blockquote style="border:dashed 3px plum; padding:20px;">
     And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country 
     can do for you – ask what you can do for your country. 
     My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America 
     will do for you, but what together we can do for the 
     freedom of man.
  </blockquote> 

  -- President Kennedy, 1961, Inaugural address
</article>

Using style

The style attribute specifies the style, i.e. look and feel, of the <blockquote> element.

A style contains any number of CSS property/value pairs, separated by semicolons (;).

The style attribute overrides any other style that was defined in a <style> tag or an external CSS file.

This inline styling affects the current <blockquote> element only.


Syntax

<blockquote style="CSS-styles">

Values

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Value Description
CSS-styles One or more CSS property/value pairs separated by semicolons (;).

More Examples

A style attribute on a <blockquote> tag.
Clicking the button toggles the border color.

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
-- President Kennedy, 1961, Inaugural address

<acticle>
  <blockquote style="border:dashed 3px teal; padding:20px;" 
              id="kennedyquote">
     And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country 
     can do for you – ask what you can do for your country. 
     My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America 
     will do for you, but what together we can do for the 
     freedom of man.
  </blockquote> 

  -- President Kennedy, 1961, Inaugural address
</article>

<br /><br />
<button onclick="toggle();">Toggle style</button>

<script>
  let toggle = () => {
    let element = document.getElementById("kennedyquote");

    if (element.style.borderColor === "teal") {
       element.style.borderColor = "orangered";
    } else {
       element.style.borderColor = "teal";
    }
  }
</script>

Code explanation

The style attribute assigns a border color to the <blockquote> element.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript which toggles the border to another color.


Browser support

Here is when style support started for each browser:

Chrome
1.0 Sep 2008
Firefox
1.0 Sep 2002
IE/Edge
1.0 Aug 1995
Opera
1.0 Jan 2006
Safari
1.0 Jan 2003

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