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 tag is obsolete and is not supported in HTML5.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 '<' 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.
<html> <head> <title>The title of the document</title> </head> <body> <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. </xmp> </body> </html>
The <xmp> tag also supports the Global Attributes.
How to style <xmp> tag
Common properties to alter the visual weight/emphasis/size of text in <xmp> tag:?
- CSS font-style property sets the style of the font. normal | italic | oblique | initial | inherit
- CSS font-family property specifies a prioritized list of one or more font family names and/or generic family names for the selected element.
- CSS font-size property sets the size of the font.
- CSS font-weight property defines whether the font should be bold or thick. CSS text-transform Property controls text case and capitalization.
- CSS text-decoration property specifies the decoration added to text, and is a shorthand property for text-decoration-line, text-decoration-color, text-decoration-style
Coloring text in <xmp> tag:
- CSS color property describes the color of the text content and text decorations
- CSS background-color property sets the background color of an element.
Text layout styles for <xmp> tag:
- CSS text-indent property specifies the indentation of the first line in a text block.
- CSS text-overflow property specifies how overflowed content that is not displayed should be signaled to the user.
- CSS white-space property specifies how white-space inside an element is handled.
- CSS word-break property specifies where the lines should be broken.
Other properties worth looking at for <xmp> tag
- CSS text-shadow property adds shadow to text.
- CSS text-align-last property sets the alignment of the last line of the text.
- CSS line-height property specifies the height of a line.
- CSS letter-spacing property defines the spaces between letters/characters in a text.
- CSS word-spacing property: Allow setting the spacing between words.