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How to escape everything in a block in HTML ?

  • Last Updated : 30 Apr, 2021

Escaping is a method that permits us to inform a computer to try to do something special with the text we supply or to ignore the special function of an element. There are some tags in HTML that help us to escape complete text and display it as it is in the HTML source code to the website.

Approach 1: Using the <xmp> tag (Deprecated)

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HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <body>
        <h2>Welcome To GFG</h2>
        <xmp>some text 
          <span> This tag will be escaped </span
          here also
        </xmp>
    </body>
</html>

Output:



Approach 2: Using the <pre> tag

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <body>
        <h2>Welcome To GFG</h2>
        <pre>
            Normal text
            <code>
                This is code.
                <span> This will escape </span>
            </code>
        </pre>
    </body>
</html>

Output:




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