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HTML <ins> cite Attribute

HTML ins Tag Reference HTML <ins> tag

Example

An inserted text, with a URL to a document that explains why the text was inserted:

<p>This is a text.
<ins cite="why_inserted.htm">This is an inserted text.</ins></p>

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Browser Support

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


Definition and Usage

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


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

NONE.


Syntax

<ins cite="URL">

Attribute Values

Value Description
URL Specifies the address to the document that explains why the text was inserted/changed.

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")


HTML ins Tag Reference HTML <ins> tag

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