Clarification on <samp> element

Lydja Williams (
Sat, 19 Nov 94 00:44:17 PST

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From: Lydja Williams <>
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 94 00:44:17 PST
Subject: Clarification on <samp> element

I'm looking for clarification on the <samp> element.  The HTML 2.0 
specification describes <samp> as follows:

	"The SAMP type indicates a sequence of literal characters."

How is this tag commonly used?  How should I expect the following 
markup to be displayed in a Web client?

	<samp>black &amp; white</samp>

Alternative A:

	black & white

Alternative B:

	black &amp; white

Lydja Williams