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HTML sup tag and element

1. HTML sup (stands for superscript) element defines a text to be superscripted.

2. A typical example of using sup element is, when you want to display 2 in e2.

Syntax

<sup>text content</sup> 

Category

HTML sup element is an Inline element.

Whether both start and end tags are required

Yes.

Can contain

HTML sup element can contain inline elements.

Can reside within

HTML sup element can reside within inline as well as block level elements.

Attributes

Attributes specific to this element

None.

Identifiers

id, class.

language information and text direction

lang, dir.

Title

Title.

Style

Style.

Events

onclick, ondblclick, onmousedown, onmouseup, onmouseover, onmousemove, onmouseout, onkeypress, onkeydown, onkeyup.

Supported doctypes

HTML 4.01 strict, HTML 4.01 transitional, HTML 4.01 frameset.

Example of using HTML sup element

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>html q tag example</title>
</head>
<body>
<p>2 is superscripted here - e<sup>2</sup></p>
</body>
</html>

Result

html sup element

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HTML sup tag example.

Pictorial presentation

sup-example

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