small

FilterElements

<small> ... </small>

Renders the type smaller than the surrounding text. Use of this element should be avoided in favor of style sheets for controlling font size.

This element has been redefined in HTML5 to represent “small print” (e.g., for legal notes).

Start/End Tags

Required/Required

Specifications

  • HTML 4.01
  • HTML5
<p>An example of <small>small text</small> in an ordinary paragraph.</p>

Rendered Example

An example of small text in an ordinary paragraph.