<small> HTML tag be allowed and properly styled?
Currently people wanting to write something small use either sup or sub which achieves a similar effect, but using it for small text is:
- Semantically wrong
- Too small
- Only the most advanced users know of this "feature"
Small text is very useful in many circumstances on most (if not all) stack exchange websites. Here is a couple use cases! I put the text that would be
<small> in italics instead.
Stack Overflow: If your C++ class has a private variable you cannot access it outside of the class or outside of friend classes/functions, that's the whole point of it!
Note: if you really want to you can access it using pointer hacks, but the method to do that varies from compiler to compiler and it's technically undefined behavior.
Super User: If your computer doesn't boot try the following step: [...]
Since you mentioned being an advanced user I skipped the most obvious reasons, such as the computer not being plugged in. But it never hurts to double check!