superscript — A superscript (as in x², the mathematical notation for x multiplied by itself).


superscript ::=


Common attributes and common linking attributes.


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

Processing expectations

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


These elements contain superscript: abbrev, acronym, attribution, authorinitials, bibliomisc, bibliomixed, bibliomset, caption (db.html.caption), citetitle, command, computeroutput, edition, email, emphasis, entry, filename, firstname, givenname, holder, honorific, issuenum, lineage, lineannotation, link, literal, literallayout, option, orgname, othername, para, personname, phrase (db._phrase), phrase (db.phrase), programlisting, publishername, quote, releaseinfo, replaceable, revnumber, revremark, subscript, subtitle, superscript, surname, systemitem, td, term, th, title, titleabbrev, trademark, userinput, volumenum, year.


The following elements occur in superscript: text, inlinemediaobject, phrase (db._phrase), replaceable, subscript, superscript.

See Also

Related elements: subscript.


1 |<article xmlns=''>
  |<title>Example superscript</title>
  |<para>The equation e<superscript>πi</superscript> + 1 = 0 ties together
5 |five of the most important mathematical constants.

The equation eπi + 1 = 0 ties together five of the most important mathematical constants.