<msqrt>

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

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support Not supported 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) Not supported Not supported 5.1
href Not supported 7.0 (7.0) Not supported Not supported Not supported
mathbackground Not supported 4.0 (2.0) Not supported Not supported 5.1
mathcolor Not supported 4.0 (2.0) Not supported Not supported 5.1
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support Not supported Not supported 1.0 (1.0) Not supported Not supported Not supported
href Not supported Not supported 7.0 (7.0) Not supported Not supported Not supported
mathbackground Not supported Not supported 4.0 (2.0) Not supported Not supported Not supported
mathcolor Not supported Not supported 4.0 (2.0) Not supported Not supported Not supported

See also

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