|That's what the <PRE> tag defines, preformatted
text. It's a container, and it's a very special one. The
<pre> tag causes whitespace on both sides of the
contained text, similar to a heading tag. The text is
displayed exactly as it was typed into the document with
all spacing and blank lines intact. See the example below.
Remember the rule that whitespace doesn't matter.
Extra spaces between words, multiple returns, blank lines -- all of these
disappear in an HTML document, due to the structural nature of HTML.
Well, almost. There is an exception to this rule. In a preformatted text
block, whitespace does matter. Suddenly, the number of spaces between
words, tabs, and the blank lines between paragraphs, will be seen.
Here is some bold text using the <B> tag.
Here is some italic text using the <I> tag.