From W3C Wiki
The <small> element represents side comments such as small print.
- Small print:
- features disclaimers
- legal restrictions
- copyrights [Example A] ...
- Small print is also sometimes used for attribution, or for satisfying licensing requirements.
- This element is only intended for short runs of text. It should not be used for extended spans of text.
See global attributes.
Footer copyright [try it]:
<footer> <p><small>© copyright 2010 Example Corp.</small></p> </footer>
The small element is marked as being important small print.
The small element does not "de-emphasize" or lower the importance of text emphasized [try it]:
<p><strong><small>Continued use of this service will result in a kiss.</small></strong></p>
The HTML5 specification defines the <small> element in 4.6.4 The small element.