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What Is an "code" Tag/Element?

An "code" element is an inline element that you can use to specify text to be treated as computer code. Here are basic rules about "code" elements:

  • "code" elements are inline elements.
  • "code" elements can not be used at block level.
  • Contents of "code" elements will be displayed in a mono spacing font by most browsers.
  • "code" elements will be treated like "tt" elements by most browsers.
  • "tt" elements may not be supported in future versions of XHTML, You should not use "tt" elements in your XHTML.
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Here is a good example of "code" and "tt" elements:

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
  <title>CODE and TT Elements</title>
  <p>The most popular computer code:<br/>
  <code>print "Hello world!"</code></p>
  <p>A recursive computer function:<br/>
  <tt>f(n) {return n*f(n-1)}</tt></p>

If you save the above document as code_and_tt.html, and view it with Internet Explorer, you will see that contents in both "code" and "tt" elements are displayed in an mono spacing font as shown below:
            code Tag

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  1. What Are Inline Elements?
  2. What Are Commonly Used Inline Elements?
  3. What Is a "strong" Tag/Element?
  4. What Is an "em" Tag/Element?
  5. What Is an "code" Tag/Element?
  6. What Are "sub" and "sup" Tags/Elements?
  7. What Are "del" and "ins" Tags/Elements?
  8. What Are "big" and "small" Tags/Elements?
  9. What Is a "br" Tag/Element?
  10. What Is a "script" Tag/Element?
  11. What Are Other Inline Elements?

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