This element is also available in our updated HTML 4 reference. Some characteristics may have changed.
|Contents:||TT, I, B, U, STRIKE, BIG, SMALL, SUB, SUP, EM, STRONG, DFN, CODE, SAMP, KBD, VAR, CITE, A, APPLET, IMG, FONT, BASEFONT, BR, MAP, INPUT, SELECT, TEXTAREA and plain text.
|May occur in:||BODY, DIV, CENTER, BLOCKQUOTE, FORM, TH, TD, DT, DD, LI, P, H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6, PRE, ADDRESS, TT, I, B, U, STRIKE, BIG, SMALL, SUB, SUP, EM, STRONG, DFN, CODE, SAMP, KBD, VAR, CITE, FONT, A, APPLET, CAPTION.
VAR is used to mark up variables, for example in discussions of computer programs. Using this tag allows programs to automatically generate lists of the used variables. Example: "The variable <VAR>c</VAR> is used as a counter in this program."
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