cite attribute on an element specifies a citation or reference for its content, i.e. a piece of text. This text can be a quotation or it can be modified text. Elements that accept this attribute include <q>, <blockquote>, <del>, and <ins>.
To be, or not to be, that is the question
-- by William Shakespeare.
<p> <q cite="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_be,_or_not_to_be"> To be, or not to be, that is the question </q> -- by William Shakespeare. </p>
For additional details see our HTML q cite Reference.
cite attribute specifies a URL to a reference or citation.
cite attribute accepts these URLs:
|URL||URL or path to a document that explains the quotation or text change.|
Elements that accept the
|<q>||Specifies a short quotation -- see example above|
|<blockquote>||Creates a multi-line quotation.|
|<del>||Specifies a deleted text.|
|<ins>||Specifies an inserted text.|
E-commerce (electronic commerce) is the activity of buying and selling products and services over the Internet.
<blockquote cite="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-commerce" style="padding: 10px; background: #f6f8ff; border-left: 2px solid steelblue;"> E-commerce (electronic commerce) is the activity of buying and selling products and services over the Internet. </blockquote>
For additional details see our HTML blockquote cite Reference.
Your order has been
<p> Your order has been <del cite="https://www.dictionary.com/e/canceled-vs-cancelled/"> canceled </del> cancelled. </p>
For additional details see our HTML del cite Reference.
HTTP stands for Hypertext
<p> HTTP stands for Hypertext <del>Translate</del> <ins cite="/html/tags">Transfer</ins> Protocol. </p>
For additional details see our HTML ins cite Reference.
Here is when
cite support started for each browser: