cite attribute | cite property
Sets or retrieves reference information about the object.
This property is designed to contain a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that points to information about why a document was changed, or about the source of a quotation.
There is no functionality implemented for this property unless defined by the author.
The value of the cite attribute for the del, ins, and q elements depends on the context of the reference to the attribute. When read as a Document Object Model (DOM) attribute, cite returns an absolute URL. The value specified by the document author is returned when cite is read as a content attribute, when the document is displayed in an earlier document compatibility mode.
The example shows the use of the cite property.
<html> <body> <q id="greatQuote" cite="http://www.Shakespeare.the.great.com"> To Be or Not to Be, That is the Question.</q> </body> </body>