- Sep 5, 2013
- Adding a Paragraph
- Specifying Fine Print
- Marking Important and Emphasized Text
- Creating a Figure
- Indicating a Citation or Reference
- Quoting Text
- Specifying Time
- Explaining Abbreviations
- Defining a Term
- Creating Superscripts and Subscripts
- Adding Author Contact Information
- Noting Edits and Inaccurate Text
- Marking Up Code
- Using Preformatted Text
- Highlighting Text
- Creating a Line Break
- Creating Spans
- Other Elements
Specifying Fine Print
The small element represents side comments such as fine print, which, according to the HTML5 spec, “typically features disclaimers, caveats, legal restrictions, or copyrights. Small print is also sometimes used for attribution or for satisfying licensing requirements.”
The small element is intended for brief portions of inline text, not for text spanning multiple paragraphs or other elements ( and ).
The small element denotes brief legal notices in both instances shown. The second one is a copyright notice contained in a page-level footer, a common convention.
The small element may render smaller than normal text in some browsers, but the visual size is immaterial to whether you should mark up your content with it.
To specify fine print
- Type <small>.
- Type the text that represents a legal disclaimer, note, attribution, and so on.
- Type </small>.