<msub>

The MathML <msub> element is used to attach a subscript to an expression.

It uses the following syntax: <msub> base subscript </msub>.

Attributes

class, id, style
Provided for use with stylesheets.
displaystyle
A Boolean value specifying whether more vertical space is used for displayed equations or, if set to false, a more compact layout is used to display formulas. The main effect is that larger versions of operators are displayed, when displaystyle is set to true. See also movablelimits on <mo>.
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. You can use #rgb, #rrggbb and HTML color names.
subscriptshift
The minimum space by which to shift the subscript below the baseline of the expression, as a length value.
This attribute is deprecated and will be removed in the future.

Examples

Sample rendering: x1

Rendering in your browser: X 1

<math>

  <msub>
    <mi>X</mi>
    <mn>1</mn>
  </msub>

</math>

Specifications

Specification
MathML Core
# subscripts-and-superscripts-msub-msup-msubsup

Browser compatibility

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See also