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HTML cite attribute

cite

The purpose of the HTML cite attribute is to specify the URL which points to the source document or message.

Supported elements

HTML cite attribute supports blockquote, del, ins, q elements.

Syntax

<blockquote cite="value">..............</blockquote>

Type of value

URL.

Value

A URL.

Default value

There is no default value.

Supported doctypes

HTML 4.01 strict, HTML 4.01 transitional, HTML 4.01 frameset.

Example of HTML cite attribute with blockquote

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>Example of HTML cite attribute with blockquote</title>
</head>
<body> 
<blockquote cite="https://www.w3resource.com/html/HTML-tutorials.php"><p>We have covered all the HTML 4.01 elements or tags and their attributes. Because it is HTML elements (or tags ) and attributes, which you need to understand for learning HTML.</p></blockquote>
</body>
</html>

Result

html cite attribute with blockquote

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Example of HTML cite attribute with blockquote.

Example of HTML cite attribute with q

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>Example of HTML cite attribute with q</title>
</head>
<body>
<p><q cite="https://www.w3resource.com/html/HTML-tutorials.php">HTML, stands for Hyper Text Markup Language</q></p>
</body>
</html>

Result

html cite attribute with q

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Example of HTML cite attribute with q.

Example of HTML cite attribute with ins and del

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>Example of HTML cite attribute with ins and del </title>
</head>
<body>
<p>We are using <del cite="https://www.w3resource.com/html/HTML-tutorials.php">HTML 4.01</del> <ins cite="https://www.w3resource.com/html/HTML-tutorials.php">XHTML 1.0</ins> for our pages.</p> 
</body>
</html>

Result

html cite attribute with ins and del

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Example of HTML cite attribute with ins and del.

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