In this section, we will learn about HTML <cite> element and will see how it works.
What is <cite> Tag in HTML?
The HTML <cite> element is used when we want to cite a creative work in HTML. For example, you have a famous picture and you want to mention the name of the picture in an article; this is where you can use the <cite> element.
Note: the name of a famous person is not considered as a value of this element!
Also, browsers usually render the value within <cite> element in italic.
HTML <cite> Tag Syntax:
<cite> creative work</cite>
HTML <cite> Tag Values
The value of HTML <cite> element is any reference to a creative work.
- The name of a book
- A Poem
- An Essay
- A game
- The name of a painting
Example: using <cite> tag in HTML
See the Pen using <cite> tag in HTML by Omid Dehghan (@odchan1) on CodePen.