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why not use <pre> tag all the time?

So the <pre> tag automatically puts your text into paragraphs and indents and what not, basically puts it exactly as you're writing a bunch of text in your code... so wouldn't it be easier to just use <pre>tag all the time whenever you're writing several paragraphs?

1 Answer

Hey Elsie,

The pre tag represents pre-formatted text. This means that tab indents, double-spaces, newlines, and other typographic formatting will be preserved inside a pre element. The tag should be used for text that has typographic formatting that affects the meaning of the content, such as in poems, ASCII art, transcripts, and, of course, code (Which it is primarily used for).