HTML - <listing>

The HTML Listing Element (<listing>) renders text between the start and end tags without interpreting the HTML in between and using a monospaced font. The HTML 2 standard recommended that lines shouldn't be broken when not greater than 132 characters.

Description  

The HTML Listing Element (<listing>) renders text between the start and end tags without interpreting the HTML in between and using a monospaced font. The HTML 2 standard recommended that lines shouldn't be broken when not greater than 132 characters.

Note: Do not use this element.
  • It is deprecated since HTML 3.2 and was neither implemented by all browsers, nor in a consistent way. Even more it is obsoleted in HTML5 and may be rendered by conforming user-agents as the <pre> element, which will interpret the internal HTML!
  • Instead use the <pre> element or if semantically adequate the <code> element, eventually escaping the HTML '<' and '>' so that they don't get interpreted.
  • A monospaced font can also be obtained on a simple <div> element, by applying an adequate CSS style using monospace as the generic-font value in a font-family property.

See Also  

DOM interface

This element implements the HTMLElement interface.

Implementation note: up to Gecko 1.9.2 inclusive, Firefox implements the HTMLSpanElement interface for this element.

License

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-us/docs/web/html/element/listing