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HTML <samp> Tag


Example

Format text in a document:

<samp>Sample output from a computer program</samp>
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Definition and Usage

The <samp> tag is a phrase tag. It defines sample output from a computer program.

Tip: This tag is not deprecated, but it is possible to achieve richer effect with CSS.

All phrase tags:

Tag Description
<em> Renders as emphasized text
<strong> Defines important text
<code> Defines a piece of computer code
<samp> Defines sample output from a computer program
<kbd> Defines keyboard input
<var> Defines a variable

Browser Support

Element
<samp> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

NONE.



Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <samp> element with the following default values:

Example

samp {
    font-family: monospace;
}
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