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HTML cite Tag

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HTML <cite> tag

HTML <cite> tag specifies a citation, it provides reference or title to a creative work, quoted content, books, websites, a research paper, a blog-spot, painting, etc.

The main purpose of adding <cite> element is to provide or identify the source of the quote or any content.

The content written between <cite> tag renders in the italic form on the browser, and it can be overridden using CSS in your HTML document.


Following are some specifications about the <cite> tag

Display Inline
Start tag/End tag Both start and End tag
Usage textual


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HTML cite tag


Tag-specific attribute

HTML <cite> tag does not contain any specific attribute.

Global Attribute

HTML <cite> tag supports all Global attributes in HTML

Event Attribute

HTML <cite> tag supports all Event attributes in HTML.

Supporting Browsers

Element chrome browser Chrome ie browser IE firefox browser Firefox opera browser Opera safari browser Safari
<cite> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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