Type of content contained in the <preformat> element (for example, computer code, poetry, pseudocode, ASCII art, XML tagging).
This attribute is intended to capture already recorded information; however, for many documents this type of data will not be available.
|Text, numbers, or special characters||A word or phrase that describes the content or names the type of content for the <preformat> element, for example, “code” for sample computer code or “xml” for an XML-tagged data sample.|
Although designed to accept any text as its value, potential values for this attribute might include:
Code example in a computer language such as C++ or Visual Basic
A man-machine dialog, such as an error message and response
Code-like examples used in explanation