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<var> (Variable)


This element is used to indicate a variable. Variables are identifiers that occur in a programming language or a mathematical expression. The element is logical, although enclosed text often is rendered in italics.

Standard Syntax


<var
class="class name(s)"
dir="ltr | rtl"
id="unique alphanumeric value"
lang="language code"
style="style information"
title="advisory text"
</var>

Attributes Defined by Internet Explorer


accesskey="key" (5.5)
contenteditable="false | true | inherit" (5.5)
hidefocus="true | false" (5.5)
language="javascript | jscript | vbs | vbscript" (4)
tabindex="number" (5.5)
unselectable="on | off" (5.5)

Standard Event Attributes


onclick, ondblclick, onkeydown, onkeypress, onkeyup, onmousedown, onmousemove, onmouseout, onmouseover, onmouseup

Events Defined by Internet Explorer


onactivate, onbeforeactivate, onbeforecopy, onbeforecut, onbeforedeactivate, onbeforeeditfocus, onbeforepaste, onblur, oncontextmenu, oncontrolselect, oncopy, oncut, ondeactivate, ondrag, ondragend, ondragenter, ondragleave, ondragover, ondragstart, ondrop, onfocus, onfocusin, onfocusout, onhelp, onlosecapture, onmouseenter, onmouseleave, onmousewheel, onmove, onmoveend, onmovestart, onpaste, onpropertychange, onreadystatechange, onresize, onresizeend, onresizestart, onselectstart, ontimeerror

Example


Assign the value 5 to the variable <var>x</var>.

Compatibility


HTML 2, 3.2, 4, 4.01, XHTML 1.0, 1.1, Basic
Internet Explorer 2, 3, 4, 5, 5.5, 6
Netscape 1, 2, 3, 4, 4.5-4.8, 6, 7
Opera 4-7

Notes


As a logical element, <var> is a perfect candidate for style sheet binding.

The HTML 2.0 and 3.2 specifications support no attributes for this element.

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