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HTMLMarking up computer code


  • <pre>Formatted text</pre>
  • <code>Inline Code</code>


The code element should be used for any kind of "string that a computer would recognize" (HTML5), for example:

  • source code
  • terms from markup/programming languages (element names, function names, etc.)
  • file names

Related elements

For variables, the var element can be used.

For computer output, the samp element can be used.

For user input, the kbd element can be used.