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HTML <cite> tag

Syntax

<cite> - </cite>

Definition and Usage

The CITE element is used to markup citations, such as titles of newspapers, names, references to other sources, and quotation attributions. Visual browsers typically render CITE as italic text, but authors can suggest a rendering using style sheets. Since CITE is a structural element, it carries meaning, making it preferable to font style elements such as I when marking up citations.

Standard Attributes

id, class, title, style, dir, lang, xml:lang

For a full description, go to Standard Attributes.

Event Attributes

onclick, ondblclick, onmousedown, onmouseup, onmouseover, onmousemove, onmouseout, onkeypress, onkeydown, onkeyup

For a full description, go to Event Attributes.

Example

Source Output
<CITE>CNN</CITE> gave its review of the movie <CITE>ET</CITE> yesterday. CNN gave its review of the movie ET yesterday.

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