Support Key: [2|3|3.2|4] [X1|X1.1] [IE3A1| M3B2*|N1.1|O2.1]
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Tag Example
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Standards Details:
HTML: In all 4.x DTDs
XHTML: In all 1.0 and 1.1 DTDs
XHTML Modules:
CSS 'display' Type:
CSS Mapping:
font-size: smaller
Default Rendering:
A smaller text size than the current default
Official Docs:
HTML 4.x, XHTML 1.1

What is it?
This element applies a smaller size font formatting to text (in relation to the default font size.) It seems to be the HTML 3 answer to the FONT element (introduced by Netscape and Internet Explorer which runs counter to general HTML ideology of divorcing display details from content.) SMALL (a virtual style element) and its companion element BIG answer the needs of having alternate character level elements for controlling font size while also not being specific in HOW to display the contents. HTML 3.2 and 4.0, however, support both font size control mechanisms.

Common Attributes
[2|3|3.2|4] [X1|X1.1] [IE3|M|N4B2|O3.5]
[2|3|3.2|4] [X1|X1.1] [IE4B1|M|N6|O5]
[2|3|3.2|4] [X1|X1.1] [IE4B1|M|N6B1|O4]
[2|3|3.2|4] [X1|X1.1] [IE4|M|N|O]
[2|3|3.2|4] [X1|X1.1] [IE5.5|M|N|O]
Markup example and Tests
<small>small text</small>
Parent Model
%In-line Parent% | %Block Parent%
Content Model
%In-line Content%
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