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This template implements a version of the functionality provided by the HTML <pre> tag.

Usage

This template supports two parameters

|width= The width of the pre "box"
|space= The way white space is handled in the pre "box"

Markup Renders as
{{Pre|
This Pre-format

can look

like this.
}}
This Pre-format

can look

like this.

Main differences include:

  • It wraps text that overflows the page.
  • It allows mid-line-breaks (but not always consistently).

Main limitations include:

  • If the text is a single long word, it won't be wrapped and will still break out to the right hand of the page.
  • HTML and wikimarkup aren't disabled as in <pre>...</pre> and are rendered as usual (thus if a parameter contains any wikimarkup, enclose it in <nowiki>...</nowiki>); however, multiple spaces are preserved.

As with <pre> and <code>, {{pre}} displays text in the font specified as the monospace font in the user's browser options, or specified in the user's CSS pages.

Example

Markup

{{Pre|
'''First line, markup working:''' and HTML comment <!--HIDDEN--> hidden.

'''Second line, long text wrapping:''' all work and no play make jack a dull boy all work and no play make jack a dull boy all work and no play make jack a dull boy all work and no play make jack a dull boy all work and no play make jack a dull boy.

'''Third line with raw | pipe is handled''', but the space before the pipe is lost. Up to raw 20 pipes are handled, else use <nowiki>{{!}}</nowiki> and {{!}} it's {{!}} OK.

'''Fourth      line,     multiple spaces preserved''' unlike in HTML and wikitext.
'''Fifth line, following the previous one'''.


'''Last line''' preceded by two blank lines in markup and in display.
}}
Result
First line, markup working: and HTML comment  hidden.

Second line, long text wrapping: all work and no play make jack a dull boy all work and no play make jack a dull boy all work and no play make jack a dull boy all work and no play make jack a dull boy all work and no play make jack a dull boy.

Third line with raw| pipe is handled, but the space before the pipe is lost. Up to raw 20 pipes are handled, else use <nowiki>|</nowiki> and | it's | OK.

Fourth      line,     multiple spaces preserved unlike in HTML and wikitext.
Fifth line, following the previous one.


Last line preceded by two blank lines in markup and in display.

See also

  • {{pre2}}, a template with similar functionality but induces optional line wrap and optional scroll bars.
  • {{monodiv}}, a template with similar functionality but without border.
  • {{tag}}
  • <syntaxhighlight>
  • <pre>