HTML - <var>

The HTML Variable Element (<var>) represents a variable in a mathematical expression or a programming context.

Example

<p> A simple equation: <var>x</var> = <var>y</var> + 2 </p>

A simple equation: x = y + 2

Description  

The HTML Variable Element (<var>) represents a variable in a mathematical expression or a programming context.

Permitted content Phrasing content
Tag omission Both start and end tags are required
Permitted parent elements Any element that accepts phrasing content.
Normative document HTML, "The var element"

DOM Interface

This element implements the HTMLElement interface.

Implementation Note: up to Gecko 1.9.2 inclusive, Firefox implements the HTMLSpanElement interface for this element.

Typical default style properties

var {
  font-style: italic; 
}

License

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Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v2.5 or later.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-us/docs/web/html/element/var