HTML <blockquote> title Attribute

The title attribute on a <blockquote> tag adds a tooltip with title text to the blockquote. Hovering the mouse over the blockquote will display the tooltip.

Example

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A title attribute on a <blockquote>.
Hover over the quote to see the tooltip.

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 title="Inaugural speach by John F. Kennedy">
     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>

Code explanation

  • The title attribute is placed in the <blockquote> opening tag.
  • The value can be any string.
  • Hover the cursor over the blockquote and after a second or so a tooltip appears.

Using title

The title attributes provides additional information about the <blockquote> element.

The title attribute value can be seen as tooltip.

Tooltips are shown when the blockquote element is hovered.


Syntax

<blockquote title="value">

Values

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Value Description
value A string value. A title can span multiple lines by including newline or carriage-return characters:  &#10;  or  &#013;.

Browser support

Here is when title 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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