This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.
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.
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