HTML <small> id Attribute

The id attribute on a <small> tag assigns an identifier to the small text element. The identifier must be unique across the page.

Example

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An id attribute on a <small> tag.

The wattpad.com website has a section on shrinking stories.

<p>
  The wattpad.com website has a section on 
  <small id="small-stories">shrinking stories</small>.
</p>

Using id

The id attribute assigns an identifier to the <small> element.

The identifier must be unique across the page.

The id allows programmatic access to the <small> element.

Tip:  id is a global attribute that can be applied to any HTML element.


Syntax

<small id="identifier" />

Values

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Value Description
identifier A unique alphanumeric string. The id value must begin with a letter ([A-Za-z]) and may be followed by any number of letters, digits ([0-9]), hyphens (-), underscores (_), colons (:), and periods (.).

More Examples

A <small> element with a unique id.
Clicking the button displays the text of the element.

The wattpad.com website has a section on shrinking stories.


<p>
  The wattpad.com website has a section on 
  <small id="mysmall">shrinking stories</small>.
</p>  
  
<br />
<button onclick="show();">Show small text</button>

<script>
  let show = () => {
     let element = document.getElementById("mysmall");
     alert("Text = " + element.innerHTML);
  }
</script>

Code explanation

The id attribute assigns a unique identifier for the <small>.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript which locates the <small> using the id.

It extracts the <small> content and displays it in an alert box.


Browser support

Here is when id support started for each browser:

Chrome
1.0 Sep 2008
Firefox
1.0 Sep 2002
IE/Edge
1.0 Aug 1995
Opera
1.0 Jan 2006
Safari
1.0 Jan 2003

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