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What Is a "pre" Tag/Element?

A pre element is a block level element that can be used directly as a sub-element in the body element. You can use pre elements to specify blocks of pre-formatted text with white space characters preserved. Here are basic rules about pre elements:

  • "pre" elements are mixed content elements.
  • "pre" elements can have empty contents.
  • "pre" elements can have PCDATA as contents.
  • "pre" elements can have in-line elements as contents.
  • "pre" elements can not have block elements as contents.
  • "pre" elements are block elements. They can not be used as in-line elements.
  • "pre" elements will be displayed by browsers without line wrapping. So long lines in the document will be displayed as long lines.
  • "pre" elements will be displayed in monospacing fonts in browsers by default.
  • "pre" elements preserve white space characters.

Here is a good example of pre elements:

    1 1
   1 2 1
  1 3 3 1
 1 4 6 4 1

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  1. What Is the "body" Tag/Element?
  2. What Is Wrong with My "body" Elements?
  3. What Elements Are Allowed as Body Sub-Elements?
  4. What Attributes Are Allowed in the Body Element?
  5. What Is a "p" Tag/Element?
  6. Can I Mix Images with Text in a Paragraph?
  7. How To Control Line Breaks in a Paragraph?
  8. How To Highlight One Part of a Paragraph?
  9. How To Get Extra Space between Paragraphs?
  10. What Is Wrong with My "p" Elements?
  11. What Is a "pre" Tag/Element?
  12. Are Tab Characters Preserved in a "pre" Element?
  13. Can Images Be Included in "pre" Elements?
  14. What Is a "blockquote" Tag/Element?
  15. Can "blockquote" Elements Be Nested?
  16. What Are Heading Tags/Elements?
  17. What Are "hr" Tags/Elements?
  18. What Are Other Block Elements?

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