HTML cite Tag Tutorial

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.

For example:

  • The name of a book
  • A Poem
  • An Essay
  • A game
  • Sculpture
  • The name of a painting
  • Etc.

Example: using <cite> tag in HTML

See the Pen using <cite> tag in HTML by Omid Dehghan (@odchan1) on CodePen.

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