This obsolete, deprecated, presentational element is not recommended. Authors should generally find an alternative way to accomplish the same task while adhering to all best practices, or simply do without it if it is unimportant.

The HTML <plaintext> element has been deprecated since HTML3.2 in favor of the <pre></pre> element. It was originally intended to instruct the browser to ignore any formatting or HTML markup. This element does not have an end tag. It is deprecated since HTML 2 and was neither implemented by all browsers, nor in a consistent way. It is obsolete in HTML5.


Attribute Value Description
align left
This indicates the horizontal alignment of the content in this block element relative to the browser window.
Global Attributes

See Global HTML Attributes.

HTML example:

<plaintext>Plain old text.

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