HTML <code> Tag.

Example

Format text in a document :

 <code>A piece of computer code</code>    
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Definition and Usage

The <code> tag is a phrase tag. It defines a piece of computer code.

Tip : This tag is not deprecated, but it is possible to achieve richer effect with CSS.

All phrase tags :

Tag Description
<em> Renders as emphasized text
<strong> Defines important text
<code> Defines a piece of computer code
<samp> Defines sample output from a computer program
<kbd> Defines keyboard input
<var> Defines a variable

Browser Support

Element Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
<code> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

None


Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <code> element with the following default values :

Example

code {
    font-family: monospace;
}
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