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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
<dfn> Defines a definition term
<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
<code> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

NONE.


Global Attributes

The <code> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.


Event Attributes

The <code> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.


Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML Text Formatting



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