HTML <q> style Attribute

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

Example

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A style attribute on a <q> element.

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

<p>
  <q style="font-style:italic; background:moccasin; color:brown;"
     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 style

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


Syntax

<q 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 <q> element.
Clicking the button toggles the background color of the quote.

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


<p>
  <q id="myq" 
     style="font-style:italic; background:moccasin; color:brown;"
     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 style</button>

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

    if (element.style.backgroundColor === "cornsilk") {
       element.style.backgroundColor = "moccasin";
    } else {
       element.style.backgroundColor = "cornsilk";
    }
  }
</script>

Code explanation

The style attribute assigns a background color to the <q> element.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript which toggles the background 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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