The small element

Describe when it’s appropriate to use the small element and provide an example.


In HTML 4.01 the small element was a presentational element to mark up smaller text. In HTML5 it should be used semantically to represent legal disclaimers, caveats, and so on. The text may well be “small”, but this isn’t required.

An example of its use is shown below:

London by night
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