HTML cite Attribute

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<blockquote cite="">Climate change includes both global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns.</blockquote>


The value of cite attribute should be a URL for the document in which the information cited can be found.

Standard Syntax

<element cite="SourceURL">

Browser Support


Applies to:

The cite attribute can be used on the following element:

Element Attribute
<blockquote> cite
<del> cite
<ins> cite
<q> cite

Attribute Values

Value Description

Value can be

  • An absolute URL - navigate to within or another web site ( href="")
  • A relative URL - navigate to within a web site ( href="index.html")

More Example


<p>This text has been <del cite="del.html">deleted</del>.</p>
❮ HTML Attributes