HTML <pre> title Attribute

The title attribute on a <pre> tag adds a tooltip with title text to the pre element. Hovering the mouse over the pre area will display the tooltip.

Example

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A title attribute on a <pre> tag.
Hover over the <pre> element to see the tooltip.

  SELECT FirstName, LastName
  FROM Customer ORDER BY LastName
<pre title="SQL query retrieving customers."
     style="background:whitesmoke;padding:5px;">
  SELECT FirstName, LastName
  FROM Customer ORDER BY LastName
</pre>

Code explanation

  • The title attribute is placed in the <pre> opening tag.
  • The value can be any string. Hover over the pre and after a second or so a tooltip appears.

Using title

The title attributes attaches additional information to the <pre> element.

The title value displays as a tooltip.

The tooltip displays when the pre element is hovered.


Syntax


<pre title="value">

Values

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Value Description
value A string value. A title can span multiple lines by including newline or carriage-return characters:  &#10;  or  &#013;.

Browser support

Here is when title support started for each browser:

Chrome
1.0 Sep 2008
Firefox
1.0 Sep 2002
IE/Edge
1.0 Aug 1995
Opera
1.0 Jan 2006
Safari
1.0 Jan 2003

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