<monospace> Monospace Text (Typewriter Text)

Used to mark text that should appear in a non-proportional font, such as courier.


The <monospace> is used for monospaced words that are inline with other text, for example, computer code fragments, parameters and operators, etc. For block monospace elements, particularly where spaces and line breaks also need to be preserved, use either the generic block structural element <preformat> (which can hold ASCII art, man-machine dialog, or shape poetry) or the semantically explicit element <code> (which holds script or computer coding examples).

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  monospace    (#PCDATA %emphasized-text;)*                 >
Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | email | ext-link | uri | inline-supplementary-material | related-article | related-object | bold | fixed-case | italic | monospace | overline | roman | sans-serif | sc | strike | underline | ruby | alternatives | inline-graphic | inline-media | chem-struct | inline-formula | abbrev | index-term | index-term-range-end | named-content | styled-content | fn | target | xref | sub | sup)*

Tagged Samples
Monospaced identifiers
<p>... An example of one tag and its anti-tag complement is shown
<p>Because of the words used to construct the tag repertoire ...</p>
XML tag in text
<p>Underlined text is tagged using the element <monospace>&lt;underline></monospace>.</p>