HTML <samp> Tag

Computer says <samp>no</samp>

The above example demonstrates usage of the <samp> element.

The <samp> element represents computer output. It can be used to markup sample output from a computer program.

The <samp> element can be used in conjunction with the <kbd> element.

The W3C specifies the usage of these two elements as follows:

When the <kbd> element is nested inside a <samp> element, it represents the input as it was echoed by the system.

When the <kbd> element contains a <samp> element, it represents input based on system output, for example invoking a menu item.

When the <kbd> element is nested inside another <kbd> element, it represents an actual key or other single unit of input as appropriate for the input mechanism.