Deprecated
This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. Avoid using it and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The small() method creates a <small> HTML element that causes a string to be displayed in a small font.

Syntax

str.small()

Return value

A string containing a <small> HTML element.

Description

The small() method embeds a string in a <small> tag: "<small>str</small>".

Examples

Using small()

The following example uses string methods to change the size of a string:

var worldString = 'Hello, world';

console.log(worldString.small());     // <small>Hello, world</small>
console.log(worldString.big());       // <big>Hello, world</big>
console.log(worldString.fontsize(7)); // <font size="7">Hello, world</fontsize>

With the element.style object you can get the element's style attribute and manipulate it more generically, for example:

document.getElementById('yourElemId').style.fontSize = '0.7em';

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'String.prototype.small' in that specification.
Standard Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.0. Defined in the (normative) Annex B for Additional ECMAScript Features for Web Browsers.
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'String.prototype.small' in that specification.
Draft Defined in the (normative) Annex B for Additional ECMAScript Features for Web Browsers.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobileServer
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung InternetNode.js
Basic support
Deprecated
Chrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 1IE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yesnodejs Full support Yes

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.

See also

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Last updated by: fscholz,