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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Definition and Usage

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


Browser Support

Attribute
width Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported

Note: Firefox supported the width attribute from version 1.0 to 29.0.


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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