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    <samp>

    Summary

    The HTML <samp> element is an element intended to identify sample output from a computer program. It is usually displayed in the browser's default monotype font (such as Lucida Console).

    Attributes

    This element only includes the global attributes.

    DOM Interface

    This element implements the HTMLElement interface.

    Implementation note: up to Gecko 1.9.2 inclusive, Firefox implements the HTMLSpanElement interface for this element.

    Example

    <p>Regular text. <samp>This is sample text.</samp> Regular text.</p>
    

    Result

    Regular text. This is sample text. Regular text.

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    WHATWG HTML Living Standard
    The definition of '<samp>' in that specification.
    Living Standard  
    HTML5
    The definition of '<samp>' in that specification.
    Candidate Recommendation  
    HTML 4.01 Specification
    The definition of '<samp>' in that specification.
    Recommendation  

    Note

    A CSS rule can be defined for the samp selector to override the browser's default font face. Preferences set by the user might take precedence over the specified CSS.

    See also

    Document Tags and Contributors

    Last updated by: Arend,