HTML Computer Code Elements

The computer has a special formatting and text style for displaying the messages that are connected to codes. There exist different computer code elements in HTML.

The HTML <code> tag

The HTML <code> tag inserts fragments of a program code, variables, etc. into an HTML document. In the browser, the code is displayed in a monospaced font of a smaller size.

Example of the HTML <code> tag:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <p>This is an ordinary text.</p>
    <code>This is a program code.</code>
    <p>This is the continuation of the ordinary text.</p>
  </body>
</html>

The HTML <var> tag:

The <var> tag defines variable in a mathematical expression or a programming context.

Example of the HTML <var> tag:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <p><var>x</var> = <var>y</var> + 5</p>
  </body>
</html>

The HTML <kbd> tag:

The <kbd> tag specifies a keyboard input. It is used when we need to display text that should be entered into the user’s keyboard.

Example of the HTML <kbd> tag:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h2>The kbd example</h2>
    <p>You can paste the document by pressing <kbd>Ctrl + V</kbd>.</p>
  </body>
</html>

The HTML <samp> tag

The <samp> tag contains output from a computer program or a script. It is by default displayed in monospace font.

Example of the HTML <samp> tag:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <p>This is an ordinary text. <samp>But this is a sample text.</samp> Here is another ordinary text.</p>
  </body>
</html>



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