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Revision 492755 of <listing>

  • Revision slug: Web/HTML/Element/listing
  • Revision title: <listing>
  • Revision id: 492755
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  • Creator: kscarfone
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  • Comment Changed {{HTML:Element-Navigation}} to {{HTMLRef}}

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{{Obsolete_header}}

Summary

The HTML Listing Element (<listing>) renders text between the start and end tags without interpreting the HTML in between and using a monospaced font. The HTML 2 standard recommended that lines shouldn't be broken when not greater than 132 characters.

Note: Do not use this element.
  • It is deprecated since HTML 3.2 and was neither implemented by all browsers, nor in a consistent way. Even more it is obsoleted in HTML5 and may be rendered by conforming user-agents as the {{HTMLElement("pre")}} element, which will interpret the internal HTML!
  • Instead use the {{HTMLElement("pre")}} element or if semantically adequate the {{HTMLElement("code")}} element, eventually escaping the HTML '<' and '>' so that they don't get interpreted.
  • A monospaced font can also be obtained on a simple {{HTMLElement("div")}} element, by applying an adequate CSS style using monospace as the generic-font value in a {{cssxref("font-family")}} property.

Attributes

This element has no other attributes than the global attributes, common to all elements.

DOM interface

This element implements the {{domxref('HTMLElement')}} interface.

Implementation note: up to Gecko 1.9.2 inclusive, Firefox implements the {{domxref('HTMLSpanElement')}} interface for this element.

See also

  • The {{HTMLElement("pre")}} and {{HTMLElement("code")}} elements to be used instead.
  • The {{HTMLElement("plaintext")}} and {{HTMLElement("xmp")}} elements, similar to {{HTMLElement("listing")}} but also obsolete.
{{HTMLRef}}

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<div>
 {{Obsolete_header}}</div>
<h2 id="Summary" name="Summary">Summary</h2>
<p>The <em>HTML Listing Element</em> (<code>&lt;listing&gt;</code>) renders text between the start and end tags without interpreting the HTML in between and using a monospaced font. The HTML 2 standard recommended that lines shouldn't be broken when not greater than 132 characters.</p>
<div class="note">
 <strong>Note: </strong>Do not use this element.
 <ul>
  <li>It is deprecated since HTML 3.2 and was neither implemented by all browsers, nor in a consistent way. Even more it is obsoleted in HTML5 and may be rendered by conforming user-agents as the {{HTMLElement("pre")}} element, which will interpret the internal HTML!</li>
  <li>Instead use the {{HTMLElement("pre")}} element or if semantically adequate the {{HTMLElement("code")}} element, eventually escaping the HTML '<code>&lt;</code>' and '<code>&gt;</code>' so that they don't get interpreted.</li>
  <li>A monospaced font can also be obtained on a simple {{HTMLElement("div")}} element, by applying an adequate <a href="/en-US/docs/Web/CSS" title="CSS">CSS</a> style using <code>monospace</code> as the generic-font value in a {{cssxref("font-family")}} property.</li>
 </ul>
</div>
<h2 id="Attributes" name="Attributes">Attributes</h2>
<p>This element has no other attributes than the <a class="new " href="/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/global_attributes" rel="internal" title="HTML/global attributes">global attributes</a>, common to all elements.</p>
<h2 id="DOM_interface" name="DOM_interface">DOM interface</h2>
<p>This element implements the {{domxref('HTMLElement')}} interface.</p>
<div class="note">
 <p><strong>Implementation note: </strong>up to Gecko 1.9.2 inclusive, Firefox implements the {{domxref('HTMLSpanElement')}} interface for this element.</p>
</div>
<h2 id="See_also" name="See_also">See also</h2>
<ul>
 <li>The {{HTMLElement("pre")}} and {{HTMLElement("code")}} elements to be used instead.</li>
 <li>The {{HTMLElement("plaintext")}} and {{HTMLElement("xmp")}} elements, similar to {{HTMLElement("listing")}} but also obsolete.</li>
</ul>
<div>
 {{HTMLRef}}</div>
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