HTML <code> tag

Updated: 05/08/2017 by Computer Hope

HTML code tagThe HTML <code> tag is an inline HTML element used to designate that a section of text is computer code. The following sections contain information about this tag, including an example of it in use, as well as related attributes, browser compatibility.

Note: This element is unique in that it is a phrase tag, which indicates that a section of text has structural meaning.

Example code

<p>The first part of this sentence is normal text,<br>
<code>and the second is formatted with the &lt;code&gt; tag.</code></p>

Example result

The first part of this sentence is normal text,
and the second is formatted with the <code> tag.

Attributes

Within an HTML tag, an attribute dictates certain aspects of an HTML element. Attributes are made up of a name and value pair. While the <code> tag does not have any unique attributes, it does utilize all of the standard attributes.

Compatibility

Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera Chrome
All versions All versions All version All versions All versions

Additional phrase tags

Browser, Code, Compatibility