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  • Last Updated : 16 Aug, 2021
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The HTML cite attribute is used to specify the URL of the document that explains the quotes, message or text which describes why the text was inserted.
This attribute can be used with the following elements: 

Attribute Values:

  • URL: it contains the value i.e URL which specifies the source of the quotation.

Possible Values:

  1. absolute URL: It points to another website.
  2. relative URL: It points to a file within a website.

Below example illustrates the cite attribute in HTML:


<!DOCTYPE html>
        HTML cite Attribute
        del {
            color: red;
        ins {
            color: green;
<body style="text-align:center;">
    <h1 style="color:green;">
        HTML cite Attribute
        GeeksforGeeks is a
        <del id="GFG"
        <ins> computer</ins> science portal


Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by HTML cite attribute are listed below: 

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari


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