HTML <code> (Code) Tag

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<p> The <code>&lt;center&gt;</code> tag is deprecated by HTML5 version.</p>


The <code> element indicates that the enclosed text is source code in a programming language.

Note: This element is best used for short code fragments because it does not preserve white space.

Related Elements

Tag Description
<kbd> keyboard input
<pre> preformatted text
<samp> sample output
<var> variable

Version: HTML 2, 3.2, 4, 4.01,5

Standard Syntax


Browser Support


Global Attributes

<code> element also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

<code> element also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

By Default CSS Value(s)

Most of the browsers will display the <> element with the following by default value(s)

code {
	font-family: monospace;

Related Tags:

<a>, <abbr>, <b>, <bdi>, <bdo>, <br>, <cite>, <data>, <dfn>, <em>, <i>, <kbd>, <mark>, <q>, <rp>, <rt>, <ruby>, <s>, <samp>, <small>, <span>, <strong>, <sub>, <sup>, <time>, <u>, <var> and <wbr>
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