This feature is obsolete.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 Example Element (
<xmp>) renders text between the start and end tags without interpreting the HTML in between and using a monospaced font. The HTML2 specification recommended that it should be rendered wide enough to allow 80 characters per line.
- It has been deprecated since HTML3.2 and was not implemented in a consistent way. It was completely removed from the language in HTML5.
- Use the
<pre>element or, if semantically adequate, the
<code>element instead. Note that you will need to escape the '
<' character as '
<' to make sure it is not interpreted as markup.
- A monospaced font can also be obtained on any element, by applying an adequate CSS style using
monospaceas the generic-font value for the
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
HTMLSpanElement interface for this element.