subscript — A subscript (as in H₂O, the molecular formula for water).


subscript ::= [-]


A subscript identifies text that is to be displayed as a subscript when rendered.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline. Subscripts are usually printed in a smaller font and shifted down with respect to the baseline.


The following elements occur in subscript: text, abbrev, acronym, alt, anchor, biblioref, coref, date, emphasis (db._emphasis), firstterm (db._firstterm), footnote, footnoteref, foreignphrase (db._foreignphrase), glossterm (db._glossterm), indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), inlinemediaobject, link, olink, phrase (db._phrase), quote (db._quote), remark, subscript, superscript, trademark, wordasword, xref.


<article xmlns=''>
<title>Example subscript</title>

<para>Thirsty?  Have some H<subscript>2</subscript>O.


Thirsty? Have some H2O.

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