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


subscript ::=


Common attributes and common linking attributes.


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.


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


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

See Also

Related elements: superscript.


1 |<article xmlns=''>
  |<title>Example subscript</title>
  |<para>Thirsty?  Have some H<subscript>2</subscript>O.
5 |</para>

Thirsty? Have some H2O.