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HTML <pre> width Attribute

HTML pre Tag Reference HTML <pre> tag

Example

Preformatted text with a width of 30 characters:

<pre width="30">
Text in a pre element is displayed in a fixed-width
font, and it preserves both     spaces    and
line breaks
</pre>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The width attribute is only supported by Firefox.


Definition and Usage

The width attribute specifies the maximum number of characters per line.


Compatibility Notes

The width attribute of <pre> is not supported in HTML5. Use CSS instead.

CSS syntax: <div style="width:200px;overflow:auto"><pre>Some text</pre></div>

CSS Example: Pre-formatted text with a fixed width

In our CSS tutorial you can find more details about the width property.

Tip: The overflow property adds a scrollbar if the width of the text exceeds the width of the surrounding element.


Syntax

<pre width="number">

Attribute Values

Value Description
number Sets the width in number of characters


HTML pre Tag Reference HTML <pre> tag

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