What Is an CODE Tag/Element


What Is an CODE Tag/Element? - XHTML 1.0 Tutorials - Understanding In-line Elements and Tags

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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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