By Jonathan Griffin. Editor, SEO Consultant, & Developer.
<cite> tag defines the title of a piece of creative work and must contain the title of that piece of work.
<p>In the words of <cite>Charles Bukowski</cite> - <q>An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.</q></p>
In the words of Charles Bukowski -
An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way.
An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.
<cite>element must be used for a creative work, which according the the HTML5 specification, includes:
A book, a paper, an essay, a poem, a score, a song, a script, a film, a TV show, a game, a sculpture, a painting, a theatre production, a play, an opera, a musical, an exhibition, a legal case report, a computer program, a web site, a web page, a blog post or comment, a forum post or comment, a tweet, a written or oral statement, etc.
<cite>element must include the title of the work, author name, URL reference, or an abbreviated reference in a form that adheres to accepted conventions.
- A closing tag must be used.
- Usage and examples of the
<blockquote>elements can be found here.
- Browsers by default apply italic styling to
<cite>elements. You can override this using the CSS
font-styleproperty should you wish.
<cite> element only supports the Global Attributes.
<cite>element should not be used for quotes.
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