In HTML5, the
<small> tag "represents side comments such as small print...typically features disclaimers, caveats, legal restrictions, or copyrights." 1
We use this as a footnote to a table, for photography credit, etc. However, our SiteImprove accessibility checker is flagging an error:
Do not use the 'small' tag to alter text size. Use semantic elements to indicate emphasis or structure, and CSS to handle styling.
We use CSS to reduce the font-size so is this incorrect? Should
<small> retain the normal font-size to remain an accessible user experience?