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HTML <sup> Tag


Example

Superscript text:

<p>This text contains <sup > superscript</sup> text.</p >

Definition and Usage

The <sup> tag defines superscript text. Superscript text appears half a character above the normal line, and is sometimes rendered in a smaller font. Superscript text can be used for footnotes, like WWW [1].

Tip: Use the <sub> tag to define subscript text.


Browser Support

Element
<sup> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Global Attributes

The <sup> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.


Event Attributes

The <sup> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.


Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML Text Formatting

HTML DOM reference: Superscript Object


Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <sup> element with the following default values:

Example

sup {
  vertical-align: super;
  font-size: smaller ;
}