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    The HTML <cite> Element (or HTML Citation Element) represents a reference to a creative works. It must include the title of a work or the name of the author or an URL reference, which may be in an abbreviated form as per the conventions used for the addition of citation metadata.

    Usage Notes:

    • Creative works include a book, a paper, an essay, a poem, a score, a song, a script, a film, a TV show, a game, a sculpture, a painting, a theatre production, a play, an opera, a musical, an exhibition, a legal case report, a computer program, , a web site, a web page, a blog post or comment, a forum post or comment, a tweet, a written or oral statement, etc.
    • Use the cite attribute on a <blockquote> or <q> element to reference an online resource for a source.


    This element only includes the global attributes.


    More information can be found in <cite>[ISO-0000]</cite>

    The HTML above outputs:

    More information can be found in [ISO-0000]


    To prevent the italic style from being used for the <cite> element use the CSS font-style property.


    Specification Status Comment
    WHATWG HTML Living Standard Living Standard  
    HTML5 Candidate Recommendation  
    HTML 4.01 Specification Recommendation  

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

    See also

    • The element <blockquote> for long quotations.
    • The element <q> for inline quotations.

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