When printing or displaying the associated element, all white space (such as tabs, ordinary spaces, and line breaks) should be preserved.


Used to keep explicit formatting, for example, in computer code, ASCII art, or poetry. In this Tag Set, the @xml:space attribute is used with the <preformat> element, with its value fixed to “preserve”.

Attribute Values

In Elements

preserveWhite space should be preserved. (This value is fixed and cannot be changed in a document.).
Restriction: Restriction: This attribute value may not be changed.