HTML Tag Reference - HTML tag <cite>

<cite> marks a citation by causing text between its opening and closing tags to be rendered in italics.

Browser compatibility

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Global Attributes

The <cite> tag supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

The <cite> tag supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

Default CSS Settings

cite { 
    font-style: italic;


The following code uses <cite> tag to mark a URL.

    My favorite book is <cite></cite> by Google.

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