The MathML <msqrt> element is used to display square roots (no index is displayed). The square root accepts only one argument, which leads to the following syntax: <msqrt> base </msqrt>.

Attributes

class, id, style
Provided for use with stylesheets.
href
Used to set a hyperlink to a specified URI.
mathbackground
The background color. You can use #rgb, #rrggbb and HTML color names.
mathcolor
The text color and also the color of the root symbol itself. You can use #rgb, #rrggbb and HTML color names.

Examples

Sample rendering: root-x

Rendering in your browser: x

<math>

 <msqrt>
    <mi>x</mi>
  </msqrt> 

</math>

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
MathML 3.0
The definition of 'msqrt' in that specification.
Recommendation Current specification
MathML 2.0
The definition of 'msqrt' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial specification

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome No support NoEdge ? Firefox Full support 1IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari Full support 5.1WebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?
hrefChrome No support NoEdge ? Firefox Full support 7IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari Full support 10WebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 7Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?
mathbackgroundChrome No support NoEdge ? Firefox Full support 4IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari Full support 6WebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?
mathcolorChrome No support NoEdge ? Firefox Full support 4IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari Full support 6WebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?

Legend

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See also

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