HTML cite Attribute
Definition and Usage
The cite attribute specifies a URL to a document that explains the quote, or why the text was inserted/changed.
The cite attribute can be used on the following elements:
A section that is quoted from another source:
For 50 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. The world's leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.
A deleted text, with a URL to a document that explains why the text was deleted:
An inserted text, with a URL to a document that explains why the text was inserted:
<ins cite="why_inserted.htm">This is an inserted text.</ins></p>
Specify the source URL of a quote:
Build a future where people live in harmony with nature.</q>
We hope they succeed.</p>
cite attribute has the following browser support for each element: