This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. 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.
<code>elements to be used instead.
<listing>elements, similar to
<xmp>but also obsolete.