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 Preformatted Text element, with its value fixed to “ preserve ”.

Attribute Values

In Elements

Value Meaning
preserve Keep all spacing
Restriction: This attribute value may not be changed.