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DocBook: The Definitive Guide

DocBook: The Definitive Guide

By Norman Walsh & Leonard Muellner
1st Edition October 1999
1-56592-580-7, Order Number: 5807
652 pages, $36.95 , Includes CD-ROM



Superscript -- A superscript (as in x2, the mathematical notation for x multiplied by itself)


Mixed Content Model

Superscript ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

Both the start- and end-tags are required for this element.

Parameter Entities



Superscript identifies text that is to be displayed as a superscript when rendered.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline. Superscripts are usually printed in a smaller font and shifted up with respect to the baseline.


The following elements occur in Superscript: Anchor, Comment, Emphasis, InlineGraphic, InlineMediaObject, Link, OLink, Replaceable, Subscript, Superscript, Symbol, ULink.

See Also

Equation, InformalEquation, InlineEquation, Subscript


<!DOCTYPE para PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook V3.1//EN">
The equation e<superscript>&pi;i</superscript> + 1 = 0 ties together
five of the most important mathematical constants.

The equation eπi + 1 = 0 ties together five of the most important mathematical constants.

For additional examples, see also InlineMediaObject.

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