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Revision 81458 of <xmp>

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  • Revision title: xmp
  • Revision id: 81458
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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 HTML 2 standard recommended that lines shouldn't be broken when not greater than 80 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, in HTML 5, it is obsoleted and is rendered as the {{ HTMLElement("pre") }} element, which will interpret the internal html! So, instead use the {{ HTMLElement("pre") }} element, eventually escaping the HTML '<' and '>' so that they don't get interpreted. A monospaced font can also be obtained on a simple {{ HTMLElement("span") }} 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 HTMLElement interface.

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

See Also

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

{{ HTML:Element_Navigation() }}

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<p>{{ Obsolete_header() }}</p>
<p>The <em>HTML Example Element</em> (<span style="font-family: Courier New;">&lt;xmp&gt;</span>) 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 80 characters.</p>
<div class="note"><strong>Note: </strong>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, in HTML 5, it is obsoleted and is rendered as the {{ HTMLElement("pre") }} element, which will interpret the internal html! So, instead use the {{ HTMLElement("pre") }} element, eventually escaping the HTML '<span style="font-family: Courier New;">&lt;</span>' and '<span style="font-family: Courier New;">&gt;</span>' so that they don't get interpreted. A monospaced font can also be obtained on a simple {{ HTMLElement("span") }} element, by applying an adequate <a href="/en/CSS" title="en/CSS">CSS</a> style using <span style="font-family: Courier New;">monospace</span> as the generic-font value in a {{ cssxref("font-family") }} property.</div>
<h2>Attributes</h2>
<p>This element has no other attributes than the <a class="new " href="../../../../en/HTML/global_attributes" rel="internal" title="en/HTML/global attributes">global attributes</a>, common to all elements.</p>
<h2>DOM interface</h2>
<p>This element implements the <code><a href="/en/DOM/element" title="en/DOM/element">HTMLElement</a></code> interface.</p>
<div class="note">
<p><strong>Implementation note: </strong>up to Gecko 1.9.2 inclusive, Firefox implements the <a href="/en/DOM/span" title="en/DOM/span"><span style="font-family: Courier New;">HTMLSpanElement</span></a> interface for this element.</p>
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<h2>See Also</h2>
<ul> <li>The {{ HTMLElement("pre") }} element to be used instead.</li> <li>The {{ HTMLElement("plaintext") }} and {{ HTMLElement("listing") }} elements, similar to {{ HTMLElement("xmp") }} but also obsolete.</li>
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<p>{{ HTML:Element_Navigation() }}</p>
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