Declare variable var in HTML CSS

The <var> element in HTML defines a text as a variable and can be used to define variables of a mathematical expression or variables of a piece of code. The text enclosed in the <var> element is typically displayed in italics. 

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

It's typically presented using an italicized version of the current typeface, although that behavior is browser-dependent. Nov 1, 2022

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Acceptable content: Phrasing content.

Note: The <var> element Html supports all global attributes and event attributes.


Define some text as variables in a document:

<p>The area of a triangle is: 1/2 x <var>b</var> x <var>h</var>, where <var>b</var> is the base, and <var>h</var> is the vertical height.</p>


The var element

The area of a triangle is: 1/2 x b x h, where b is the base, and h is the vertical height.

Default var CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <var> element with the following default values:


var {
  font-style: italic;

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