<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.
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

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