HTML <cite> Tag

Description

The <cite> HTML element represents the name of the creative work (books, articles, poems, scripts, films, songs, operas, games, etc.). This may be the work referenced in a quote, or just a work mentioned in passing. <cite> is usually combined with quotes, in particular, with the <blockquote> element and indicates the name of the work from which the quote is taken. Note that <cite> is not suitable for reference to the source, there is a cite attribute for this. Browsers usually highlight text inside <cite> in italics.

Properties

Permitted Parents
Any element that accepts phrasing content
Content
Inline and text
Start/End Tags
Start tag: required, End tag: required

Example

My favourite website is <cite>CSS Portal</cite>.

Attributes

None

Global Attributes

The <cite> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML5

Event Attributes

The <cite> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML5

Browser Support

Desktop
Explorer Edge Chrome Firefox Opera Safari
YesYesYes1YesYes
Tablets / Mobile
Android Chrome Firefox Opera Safari Samsung
YesYes4YesYesYes