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HTML <PRE> tag

Article by:  Jeff Anderson  ( 1362 ) (4/26/2002)
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Summary: No need to reformat text files with line breaks and tabs if you use the pre tag
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HTML <PRE> tag



Say you have a text file - perhaps you're a guitarist and you've got a guitar tab in text format, or perhaps you have a text-based email document you want to put quickly online. Do you have to go through all the bother of adding <BR> and spacing it all out correctly?

The simple solution is to use the <PRE> tag which maintains a text format - line breaks and tabs without you having to change anything. Simply wrap the tag around the text as shown:

<pre>

text file stuff here
complete with line breaks and things.

</pre>


A simple trick which took me many years as a web programmer to discover!





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