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HTML pre Tag with Example

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HTML <pre> tag represents a preformatted or predefined text.

The pre tag is generally used to display text contents in a same fixed size, width, spaces, new line breaks etc.

Note: The <pre> tag is mostly supported in all major web browsers.

HTML pre Tag Sample Code

<html>
<head>
    <title>HTML/HTML5 pre Tag with Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <pre>
        This is th e text    written    in

        HTML prev tag with    same

        size
        spaces

        new lines etc
    </pre>
</body>
</html>

HTML pre Tag Sample Result

This is th e text    written    in

HTML prev tag with    same

size
spaces

new lines etc
Tip: You can see the complete List of HTML Elements here.

Tag Specific Attributes Support

Following are pre tag attributes that are supported by <pre> tag.

Attribute Value Description
width no_of_char Represents the number of characters per line

 
Note: width attributes is not supported in HTML5.

Standard Attributes Support

HTML <pre> tag supports mostly all HTML Attributes. Following are some most common attributes that are used by <pre> tag. You can get more details about available HTML Attributes here.

Attribute Value Description
class user_defined Represents a style for an element which is used in CSS style sheet
id user_defined Represents unique id for an element
style css_properties Represents an inline style for an element for e.g style=”color:red;text-decoration:underline;”
title user_defined Represents a tooltip information for an elements like img, a, abbr etc

Event Attributes Support

The “script” is invoked when a certain “event” occurs. Each event handler content attribute deals with a different event. HTML <pre> tag supports mostly all HTML Event Attributes. Following are some most common event attributes that are used by <pre> tag. You can get more details about available HTML Event Attributes here.

Attribute Value Description
onclick script Event Fires immediately when mouse click on the specified element
ondblclick script Event Fires immediately when mouse double-click on the specified element
onkeydown script Event Fires immediately when user is pressing a down key from keyboard
onkeypress script Event Fires immediately when user presses a key from keyboard
onkeyup script Event Fires immediately when user releases a key from keyboard
onmousedown script Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer gets down from an element
onmousemove script Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer moves over an element
onmouseout script Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer gets out from an element
onmouseover script Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer moves over an element
onmouseup script Event Fires immediately when a mouse pointer is released over an element
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