How To Escape Quotes In Html

When working with HTML, you might find yourself in a situation where you need to include quotes within quotes. This can be problematic, as the browser may not render the code correctly. In this blog post, we’ll go over how to escape quotes in HTML to ensure proper rendering and avoid any issues.

Escaping Single and Double Quotes

To escape quotes in HTML, you need to use the corresponding HTML entities. For single quotes, use ' or '; for double quotes, use " or ".

Here are some examples of how to escape quotes in HTML:

<p>He said, "Hello, world!"</p>

<p>It's a beautiful day.</p>

<p>The book is titled "HTML & CSS: A Beginner's Guide".</p>

In the examples above, you can see how the HTML entities " and ' are used to escape double and single quotes, respectively. The & entity is used to escape the ampersand (&) itself.

Escaping Quotes in Attribute Values

Escaping quotes is also necessary when working with attribute values that contain quotes. In these cases, you can use either single or double quotes, as long as they are different from the ones used to wrap the attribute value.

Here are some examples:

<a href="" title="He said, "Hello, world!"">Link with double quotes</a>

<a href='' title='It's a beautiful day.'>Link with single quotes</a>

In the first example, the title attribute uses double quotes, so the inner double quotes are escaped using ". In the second example, the title attribute uses single quotes, so the inner single quote is escaped using '.


Escaping quotes in HTML is crucial to ensure proper rendering and avoid any issues. Always use the corresponding HTML entities to escape single and double quotes, and pay attention to the attribute values that may contain quotes. With these simple rules, your HTML code will be clean and error-free.