code — An inline code fragment.


code ::=


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • language


The code element is an inline element for identifying small fragments of programming language code.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

any attribute

Any attribute in any other explicit namespace


Identifies the (computer) language of the code fragment


These elements contain code: bridgehead, caption (db.html.caption), citation, citetitle, classsynopsisinfo, computeroutput, contrib, emphasis (db.emphasis), entry, enumitemdescription, firstterm (db.firstterm), funcsynopsisinfo, glosssee, glossseealso, glossterm (db.glossterm), initializer, link, literallayout, member, meta (db.meta.content), olink, orgdiv, para, phrase (db.phrase), primary, primaryie, programlisting, quote (db.quote), refdescriptor, refentrytitle, refname, refpurpose, remark, screen, secondary, secondaryie, see, seealso, seealsoie, seeie, seg, segtitle, simpara, subtitle, synopsis, synopsisinfo, td, term, termdef, tertiary, tertiaryie, th, title, titleabbrev, tocentry, userinput.


The following elements occur in code: text, abbrev, acronym, alt, anchor, annotation, biblioref, buildtarget, classname, coref, date, emphasis (db._emphasis), enumidentifier, enumname, enumvalue, exceptionname, firstterm (db._firstterm), footnote, footnoteref, foreignphrase (db._foreignphrase), function, glossterm (db._glossterm), indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), initializer, inlinemediaobject, interfacename, link, macroname, methodname, modifier, olink, ooclass, ooexception, oointerface, parameter, phrase (db._phrase), quote (db._quote), remark, replaceable, returnvalue, subscript, superscript, templatename, trademark, type, typedefname, unionname, varname, wordasword, xref.