pre

Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.3 Part 1: Base Edition

version
1.3
author
OASIS DITA Technical Committee

The pre element contains text for which all line breaks and spaces are preserved. It is typically presented in a monospaced font. Do not use pre when a more semantically specific element is appropriate, such as codeblock.

Content models

See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.

Inheritance

- topic/pre

Example

The following example will preserve all line breaks and white space.

<pre>
          MEMO: programming team fun day
Remember to bring a kite, softball glove, or other favorite
outdoor accessory to tomorrow's fun day outing at Zilker Park.
Volunteers needed for the dunking booth.
</pre>
The rendered result will differ depending on the processor that is rendering your DITA content. It will generally look something like this:
          MEMO: programming team fun day
Remember to bring a kite, softball glove, or other favorite
outdoor accessory to tomorrow's fun day outing at Zilker Park.
Volunteers needed for the dunking booth.

Attributes

The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group, Display attribute group, outputclass, xml:space, and spectitle.