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 tag is obsolete and is not supported in HTML5.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.

Syntax

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

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<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>

Result

Attributes

The <xmp> tag also supports the Global Attributes.

Browser support