This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.
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.
<pre>element, which will interpret the internal HTML!
<pre>element or if semantically adequate the
<code>element, eventually escaping the HTML '
<' and '
>' so that they don't get interpreted.
<div>element, by applying an adequate CSS style using
monospaceas the generic-font value in a
This element has no other attributes than the global attributes, common to all elements.
This element implements the
Implementation note: up to Gecko 1.9.2 inclusive, Firefox implements the
HTMLSpanElement interface for this element.
<code>elements to be used instead.
<xmp>elements, similar to
<listing>but also obsolete.
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