This feature is obsolete.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 Plaintext Element (
<plaintext>) renders everything following the start tag as raw text, ignoring any following HTML. There is no closing tag, since everything after it is considered raw text.
<plaintext>is deprecated since HTML 2, and not all browsers implemented it. Browsers that did implement it didn't do so consistently.
<plaintext>is obsolete in HTML5; browsers that accept it may instead treat it as a
<pre>element that still interprets HTML within.
<plaintext>is the first element on the page (other than any non-displayed elements, like
<head>), do not use HTML at all. Instead serve a text file with the
<plaintext>, use the
<pre>element or, if semantically accurate (such as for inline text), the
<code>element. Escape any
&characters, to prevent browsers inadvertently parsing content the element content as HTML.
font-familystyle with the
This element has no other attributes than the global attributes common to all elements.
This element implements the
Implementation note: In Gecko 1.9.2 and before, Firefox implements the interface
HTMLSpanElement for this element.
<code>elements, which should be used instead.
<xmp>elements, which are both obsolete elements similar to
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