# Why <big> is not in HTML 5 Tag list while <small> is?

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Unlike HTML 4.01, HTML 5 does not support the <big> tag. The <small> makes the text font size one size smaller down to the browser's minimum font size. For example, the use of the <small> tag in a text which is of large font size makes the font size to medium. In HTML5, this element is repurposed to represent side-comments and small print. It also supports the global attributes and event attributes in HTML

On the contrary, the <big> tag would make the text appear one size larger than the actual font size of the text. Though this tag is not a part of HTML 5 if used some browsers still support this tag. But, it is advised not to use this tag any longer as some browsers might not support the use of this tag anymore.

## Example

You can try to run the following code to implement <small> element −

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>
<p>This sentence is of normal size.</p> <p><small>This sentence is of reduced size.</small></p>
</body>
</html>

## Output

When this code is run, we get the above result

This sentence is of normal size.
This sentence is of reduced size.
Published on 20-Mar-2018 09:51:51