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HTML5 | MathML <mi> Tag

  • Last Updated : 07 Nov, 2019

The MathML <mi> tag in HTML5 is used as an identifier such as any kind of symbol or function. You can put any statement inside this tag.


<mi> element </mi>

Attributes: This tag accepts some attributes which are listed below:

  • class|id|style: This attribute is used to hold the styles of the child elements.
  • href: This attribute is used to hold any hyperlink to a specified URL.
  • mathbackground: This attribute holds the value of the math expressions background color.
  • mathcolor: This attribute holds the color of the math expressions.
  • dir: This attributes holds the direction value. Two types of direction values are acceptable ltr from left to right and rtl from right to left.
  • mathsize: This attribute holds the value of the size for the content. The possible values are small, medium and big.
  • mathvariant: This attribute holds variety of typography like font-family.

Below example illustrates the MathML <mi> tag in HTML5:


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>HTML5 MathML mi tag</title>
        mi {
        <h1 style="color:green">
        <h3>HTML5 MathML <mi> tag</h3>
                <mi mathvariant="bold">
                <mi mathvariant="italic">
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Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by HTML5 MathML <mi> tag are listed below:

  • Firefox

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