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HTML cite tag and element

1. HTML cite element represents a reference to a resource.

2. Often it is an alphanumeric presentation referring to a work, such as a book.

3. In most of the browsers text enclosed by HTML cite tags are shown in italics.

Syntax

<cite>text content</cite> 

Category

HTML cite element is a Phrase element.

Whether both start and end tags are required

Yes.

Can contain

HTML cite element can contain inline elements.

Can reside within

HTML cite element can reside within inline as well as block level elements.

Attributes specific to this element

None.

Identifiers

id, class.

language information and text direction

lang, dir.

Title

Title.

Style

Style.

Events

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

Supported doctypes

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

Example of using HTML cite element

<!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>HTML cite tag example - HTML tutorial | w3resource</title>
</head>
<body>
<p>An example of html cite tag, can be found at - <cite>w3resource.com</cite></p>
</body>
</html>

Result

html cite element

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HTML cite tag example.

Pictorial presentation

html cite element

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