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<var>

The HTML <var> element represents a variable in a mathematical expression or a programming context.

Content categories Flow content, phrasing content, palpable content.
Permitted content Phrasing content
Tag omission Both start and end tags are required
Permitted parents Any element that accepts phrasing content.
Permitted ARIA roles Any
DOM Interface HTMLElement

Attributes

This element only includes the global attributes.

Typical default style properties

var {
  font-style: italic; 
}

Example

<p> A simple equation:
  <var>x</var> = <var>y</var> + 2 </p>

A simple equation: x = y + 2

Specifications

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/var