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The <cite> Element

Inline Text Semantics

The <cite> element represents the title of a work, like a book, poem, painting, movie, etc. Don't use <cite> to markup a person's name.

Attributes for <cite>
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'Standard' Attributes(none)
New HTML5 Attributes"popover"

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Accessibility Information & Tips

  • Use semantic markup elements like <em>, <strong>, <cite>, <blockquote>, <q>, <quote>, <sub>, and <sup> when appropriate. Use <em> and <strong> to indicate structural emphasis, use <blockquote> for long quotations which may require paragraph breaks, use <q> for short inline quotations, and use <sub> and <sup> for subscripts and superscripts. Visit https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/H49 for more information.

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