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del cite Property

del Object Reference del Object

Example

Return the URL to a document that explains why some text was deleted:

var x = document.getElementById("myDel").cite;

The result of x could be:

http://www.example.com/example/why_deleted.htm

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Definition and Usage

The cite property sets or returns the value of the cite attribute of a deleted text.

The cite attribute specifies a URL to a document that explains the reason why the text was deleted.

Note: The cite attribute has no visual effect in ordinary web browsers, but can be used by screen readers.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The cite property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Return the cite property:

delObject.cite

Set the cite property:

delObject.cite=URL

Property Values

Value Description
URL Specifies the source URL to the document that explains why the text was deleted.

Possible values:
  • An absolute URL - Points to another web site (like cite="http://www.example.com")
  • A relative URL - Points to a page within a web site (like cite="example.html")

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the URL of the source document


More Examples

Example

Change the value of the cite attribute:

document.getElementById("myDel").cite="http://www.example.com/whywedeletedsometext.htm";

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Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <del> cite attribute


del Object Reference del Object

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