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HTML <xmp> Tag

The <xmp> renders text between the start and end tags without interpreting the HTML in between and using a monospaced font.

The <xmp> tag is obsolete and is not supported in HTML5. Use the <pre> element instead. Note, that you will need to use '&lt;' instead of the '< >' characters to make sure it is not interpreted as markup.


The <xmp> tag comes in pairs. The content should be written between opening (<xmp>) and closing (</xmp>) tags.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>The title of the document</title>
    <xmp> This is a preformatted text.
      All characters in this area have the same width,
      and spaces and line breaks within this element is shown as typed.



The <xmp> tag also supports the Global Attributes.

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