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 tag is obsolete and is not supported in HTML5.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.