HTML: The Markup Language Reference

smallsmall print CHANGED # T

The small element represents so-called “fine print” or “small print”, such as legal disclaimers and caveats.

Permitted contents #

Permitted attributes #

global attributes
Any attributes permitted globally.

Tag omission #

A small element must have both a start tag and an end tag.

Permitted parent elements #

any element that can contain phrasing elements

Changes in HTML5 #

Although previous versions of HTML defined the small element only in presentational terms, the element has now been given the specific semantic purpose of representing those parts of documents that are often referred to as “the fine print” or “the small print”.

DOM interface #

Uses HTMLElement.

Typical default display properties #

small {
font-size: smaller; }