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HTML HTML Text Preformatted Text

3,495 Points

When can we use the <pre> tag?

Just from watching this video, and when is the <pre> usually used? Is it just when you are displaying for code examples?

2 Answers


This defines preformatted text so is often used for code samples as you mention (as it will retain extra spaces required).

You can find more info on w3schools and on the MDN.

Hope that helps :)


Mark VonGyer
Mark VonGyer
21,239 Points

Seems easier if you want to just copy and paste something in.