This feature is obsolete. Although it is still supported by browsers, its usage is discouraged in new projects. Try to avoid using it.
The HTML Plaintext Element (
<plaintext>) renders text following the start tag without interpreting the HTML. It doesn't have an end tag as everything following it is no more considered HTML
- It is deprecated since HTML 2 and was neither implemented by all browsers, nor in a consistent way. Even more it is obsoleted in HTML 5 and may be rendered by conforming user-agents as the
<pre>element, which will interpret the internal html !
- If the
<plaintext>element is the first element in the page (except for non-displayed element), do not use HTML at all. Configure your server to send your page with the
- Instead use the
<pre>element or if semantically adequate the
<code>element, eventually escaping the HTML '
<' and '
>' so that they don't get interpreted.
- A monospaced font can also be obtained on a simple
<div>element, by applying an adequate CSS style using
monospaceas the generic-font value in a
This element has no other attributes than the global attributes, common to all elements.
This element implements the
Implementation note: up to Gecko 1.9.2 inclusive, Firefox implements the interface
HTMLSpanElement for this element.