Web Foundations

plaintext (HTML element)

By Adam Roberts


The plaintext element was originally intended to instruct the browser to ignore any formatting or HTML markup , such that <p> would appear in screen as <p> rather than actually create a new paragraph. It is deprecated and is probably best forgotten entirely.

The example shown would render as follows:


plaintext being used to demonstrate a code sample:

<p>The markup for this is:</p>
<plaintext><h1>Main heading goes here</h1>
<p>First paragraph goes here</p>
<h2>Sub-heading goes here</h2></plaintext>.


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