Subscript -- A subscript (as in H2O, the molecular formula for water)


Mixed Content Model

Subscript ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

Both the start- and end-tags are required for this element.

Parameter Entities



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.


These elements contain Subscript: Abbrev, Ackno, Acronym, Action, Application, ArtPageNums, Attribution, AuthorInitials, BiblioMisc, BridgeHead, Citation, CiteTitle, City, CollabName, Command, Comment, ComputerOutput, ConfDates, ConfNum, ConfSponsor, ConfTitle, ContractNum, ContractSponsor, Contrib, CorpAuthor, CorpName, Country, Database, Date, Edition, Email, Emphasis, entry, Fax, Filename, FirstName, FirstTerm, ForeignPhrase, FuncParams, FuncSynopsisInfo, Function, GlossSee, GlossSeeAlso, GlossTerm, Hardware, Holder, Honorific, Interface, InterfaceDefinition, InvPartNumber, ISBN, ISSN, IssueNum, JobTitle, KeyCap, Label, Lineage, LineAnnotation, Link, Literal, LiteralLayout, LoTentry, ManVolNum, Member, ModeSpec, MsgAud, OLink, Option, Optional, OrgDiv, OrgName, OtherAddr, OtherName, PageNums, Para, Parameter, Phone, Phrase, POB, Postcode, Primary, PrimaryIE, ProductName, ProductNumber, ProgramListing, Property, PubDate, PublisherName, PubsNumber, Quote, RefEntryTitle, RefMiscInfo, RefPurpose, ReleaseInfo, Replaceable, RevNumber, RevRemark, Screen, ScreenInfo, Secondary, SecondaryIE, See, SeeAlso, SeeAlsoIE, SeeIE, Seg, SegTitle, SeriesVolNums, ShortAffil, SimPara, State, Street, Subscript, Subtitle, Superscript, Surname, Synopsis, SystemItem, Term, Tertiary, TertiaryIE, Title, TitleAbbrev, ToCback, ToCentry, ToCfront, Trademark, ULink, UserInput, VolumeNum, WordAsWord, Year.


The following elements occur in Subscript: Anchor, Comment, Emphasis, InlineGraphic, InlineMediaObject, Link, OLink, Replaceable, Subscript, Superscript, Symbol, ULink.

See Also

Equation, InformalEquation, InlineEquation, Superscript


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

Thirsty? Have some H2O.

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