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VAR - Variable

Syntax <VAR>...</VAR>
Attribute Specifications
Contents Inline elements
Contained in Inline elements, block-level elements

The VAR element is used to markup variables or program arguments. Visual browsers typically render VAR as italic text, but authors can suggest a rendering using style sheets. Since VAR is a structural element, it carries meaning, making it preferable to font style elements such as I when marking up variables.

Example:

<P>Versions of HTML are typically numbered in an <VAR>x</VAR>.<VAR>x</VAR> format.</P>

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