HTML引用( Citation)标签 (<cite>) 表示一个作品的引用,且必须包含作品的标题。这个引用可能是一个根据适当的上下文约定关联引用的元数据的缩写。


流内容(Flow Content)叙述内容(Phrasing Content),可触及的内容(Palpable Content) 。

允许的内容 叙述内容(Phrasing Content)
标签省略 不允许,开始标签和结束标签都不能省略。
允许的父级元素 任何接受叙述内容(Phrasing Content)的元素。
DOM 接口 这个元素在Gecko 1.9.2 (Firefox 4)及之前的版本中 实现为HTMLElement, Firefox 实现为HTMLSpanElement。


这个元素仅包含了 所有的全局属性.


  • 适用场合可能包括一本书,一张纸,一篇散文,一首诗,一个分数,一首歌,一部电影,一个电视节目,一个游戏,一个雕塑,一幅画,戏剧制作,一个剧本,一个歌剧,一种音乐,一个展览 ,一个法律案件报告,一个计算机程序,一个网站,一个网页,博客或评论,论坛帖子或评论 ,鸣叫,或者书面或口头陈述,等等。
  • W3C规范,对创造性的工作可能包括作者的名字,而WHATWG宣布,它可能不包括在任何情况下,一个人的名字。
  • 在blockquote元素或者q元素上使用cite或者blockquote属性来标明参考的在线资源。
  • 为了避免在使用cite元素时默认字体为斜体,可以使用css的font-style属性重新进行设置。


In the context of the <cite> element, a creative work that might be cited could be, for example, one of the following:

  • A book

  • A research paper

  • An essay

  • A poem

  • A musical score

  • A song

  • A play or film script

  • A film

  • A television show

  • A game

  • A sculpture

  • A painting

  • A theatrical 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 Facebook post

  • A written or oral statement

  • And so forth.

It's worth noting that the W3C specification says that a reference to a creative work, as included within a <cite> element, may include the name of the work’s author. However, the WHATWG specification for <cite> says the opposite: that a person’s name must never be included, under any circumstances.

To include a reference to the source of quoted material which is contained within a <blockquote> or <q> element, use the cite attribute on the element.

Typically, browsers style the contents of a <cite> element in italics by default. To avoid this, apply the CSS font-style property to the <cite> element.


More information can be found in <cite>[ISO-0000]</cite>.



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  • 适用于长引用的 <blockquote> 元素。
  • 适用于行内引用的 <q> 元素。