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HTML <var> tag

HTML <var> tag is a phrase tag which is used to define the variable for a mathematical equation, or in the programming context.

The content within <var> tag renders in italic font in most of the browsers, but it can be overridden using appropriate CSS.

Following are some related elements of <var> tag, which can also be used for the same context:

  • <code>: To determine the computer programming code.
  • <kbd>: To determine the keyboard input.
  • <samp>: To determine the sample output.


Following are some specifications about the HTML <var> tag

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HTML var tag


Tag-specific attributes:

The <var> tag does not contain any specific attribute in HTML.

Global attribute:

The <var> tag supports the Global attributes in HTML.

Event attribute:

The <var> tag supports the Event attributes in HTML.

Supporting Browsers

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