HTML <small> Tag
In HTML4, the
<small> HTML element reduces the font size by one compared to plain text. In HTML4, font size is measured in arbitrary units from 1 to 7, the average text size used by default is 3. Thus, adding
<small> reduces the text by one arbitrary unit. The use of nested
<small> elements is allowed, while the font size will be smaller with each nested level, but cannot be less than 1.
In HTML5, the
<small> element is used for footnotes and comments, usually written in small text. These may include warnings, license information, copyrights, etc.
- Permitted Parents
- Any element that accepts phrasing content, or any element that accepts flow content
- Inline and text
- Start/End Tags
- Start tag: required, End tag: required
The small tag will make the following text <small>smaller</small>
<small> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML5
<small> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML5
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