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Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference by Danny Goodman

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Name

<CITE> — NN all IE all HTML all

Synopsis

<CITE>...</CITE>

End Tag: Required

The CITE element is one of a large group of elements that the HTML 4.0 recommendation calls phrase elements. Such elements assign structural meaning to a designated portion of the document. A CITE element is one that contains a citation or reference to some other source material. This is not an active link but simply notation indicating what the element content is. Search engines and other HTML document parsers may use this information for other purposes (assembling a bibliography of a document, for example).

Browsers have free rein to determine how (or whether) to distinguish CITE element content from the rest of the BODY element. Both Navigator and Internet Explorer elect to italicize the text. This can be overridden with a style sheet as you see fit.

Example

<P>Trouthe is the hyest thing that many may kepe.<BR>
(Chaucer, <CITE>The Franklin's Tale</CITE>)</P>

Object Model Reference

IE

[window.]document.all.elementID

Attributes

CLASS

ID

LANGUAGE

STYLE

TITLE

DIR

LANG

   

Event Handler Attributes

Handler

NN

IE

HTML

onClick

n/a

4

4

onDblClick

n/a

4

4

onDragStart

n/a

4

n/a

onHelp

n/a

4

n/a

onKeyDown

n/a

4

4

onKeyPress

n/a

4

4

onKeyUp

n/a

4

4

onMouseDown

n/a

4

4

onMouseMove

n/a

4

4

onMouseOut

n/a

4

4

onMouseOver

n/a

4

4

onMouseUp

n/a

4

4

onSelectStart

n/a

4

n/a

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