HTML Quotations

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How to add a blockquote, cite, abbreviate and do similar HTML quotations?

Following are the different types of quotations markup available in HTML.

HTML Tag Description
<blockquote> A section of quote, generally quoted from an external source.
<q> Short inline quotation.
<abbr> Abbreviation or acronym.
<cite> Title of a work.
<address> Contact information for author of a document.
<bdo> Direction of text.

HTML Blockquote

<blockquote> is used to define a section of quote from an external resource. Text enclosed in blockquote is highlighted from other general paragraph text. Following is an example.

<blockquote>Programmers waste enormous amounts of time thinking about,
 or worrying about, the speed of noncritical parts of their programs,
and these attempts at efficiency actually have a strong negative impact when debugging
and maintenance are considered. We should forget about small efficiencies,
say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil.
Yet we should not pass up our opportunities in that critical 3%.</blockquote>
<p>- Donald E Knuth</p>

Example Output

Programmers waste enormous amounts of time thinking about, or worrying about, the speed of noncritical parts of their programs, and these attempts at efficiency actually have a strong negative impact when debugging and maintenance are considered. We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil. Yet we should not pass up our opportunities in that critical 3%

- Donald E Knuth

HTML Q Quote

<q> is used for short inline quotations. Web browsers insert quotation mark surrounding the text enclosed by <q>. Following is an example for <q> quote.

<p>Donald E Knuth told, <q>premature optimization is the root of all evil</q>.</p>

Example Output

Donald E Knuth told, premature optimization is the root of all evil.

HTML Abbreviation and Acronym Tag

<abbr> is used to define abbreviation and acronyms. <abbr> tag will be useful for translating parser and search engines. Following is an example for <abbr> tag.

<p><abbr title="Central Processing Unit">CPU</abbr> is the brain of a computer.<p>

Example Output

CPU is the brain of a computer.

HTML Cite Tag

<cite> tag is used to define the title of a work and better used in citation references.

<p><cite>The Art of Computer Programming</cite> is by Donald E Knuth.</p>

Example Output

The Art of Computer Programming is by Donald E Knuth.

HTML Address Tag

<address> tag is used to define contact information of the author for a article.

<address>
By Donal E Knuth<br>
Abcd Street,<br>
P.O.Box 999,<br>
XYZ State,<br>
US.
</address>

Output

By Donal E Knuth
Abcd Street,
P.O.Box 999,
XYZ State,
US.

HTML Bi-Directional Override Tag

<bdo> tag element is used to override the current text direction. Following is an example.

<p>This text is left to right.<bdo dir="rtl">This text is right to left.</bdo></p>

Output

This text is left to right.This text is right to left.

Exception Occured:

TypeErrorException
Messageerror_log(app.log): Failed to open stream: Permission denied
File/home/dh_czz6eb/tutorialwalk.com/common/error.php
Line36
Trace#0 (): log_error(2, 'error_log(app.log): Failed to open stream: Permission denied', '/home/dh_czz6eb/tutorialwalk.com/common/error.php', 36)
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#1 [internal function]: check_for_fatal()
#2 {main}
', 3, 'app.log')
#2 /home/dh_czz6eb/tutorialwalk.com/common/error.php(8): log_exception(ErrorException)
#3 /home/dh_czz6eb/tutorialwalk.com/common/error.php(115): log_error(8192, 'Optional parameter $per_page declared before required parameter $href is implicitly treated as a required parameter', '/home/dh_czz6eb/tutorialwalk.com/common/common.php', 193)
#4 (): check_for_fatal()
REQUEST_URI/html/html-quotations.html