HTML <q> class Attribute

The class attribute on a <q> tag assigns one or more classnames to the inline quote element. Classes are used to style elements. Classnames are defined in a stylesheet or in a local <style> element.

Example

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A class attribute styling a <q> element.

To be, or not to be, that is the question
-- by William Shakespeare.

<style>
  .quote {font-style: italic;font-size: 20px;}
</style>

<p>
  <q class="quote" cite="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_be,_or_not_to_be">
    To be, or not to be, that is the question
  </q>
    
  <br/>
  -- by William Shakespeare.
</p>

Using class

The class attribute assigns one or more classnames to the <q> tag.

Multiple classnames are separated by a space.

Classes (i.e. classnames) are used for styling the q element.

JavaScript uses classes to access one or more elements by classname.

Tip:  class is a global attribute that can be applied to any HTML element.


Syntax

<q class="classnames">

Values

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Value Description
classnames One or more space-separated class names.

More Examples

A class attribute styling a <q> element.
Clicking the button toggles a classname that changes the font weight of the quote.

To be, or not to be, that is the question
-- by William Shakespeare.


<style>
  .quote { font-style: italic;font-size: 20px; }
  .quote-bold { font-weight: 700; }
</style>

<p>
  <q id="myq" class="quote"
     cite="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_be,_or_not_to_be">
    To be, or not to be, that is the question
  </q><br/>
  -- by William Shakespeare.
</p>

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

<script>
  let toggle = () => {
    let element = document.getElementById("myq");
    element.classList.toggle("quote-bold");
  }
</script>

Code explanation

Two CSS classes are defined in the <style> element.

The class attribute in <q> assigns one classname.

Repeatedly clicking the button toggles another class, changing the font weight of the <q> element.


Browser support

Here is when class 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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