Syntax highlighting

Disqus supports automatic syntax highlighting in a number of languages. To use this feature, place your code inside <pre><code> tags. For example:

<pre><code>
var foo = 'bar';
alert('foo');
</code></pre>

By default, Disqus will try to automatically detect the language. It's pretty good at this, but you can give it a hand by doing the following:

<pre><code class="javascript">
var foo = 'bar';
alert('foo');
</code></pre>

Supported languages

  • Bash
  • Diff
  • JSON
  • Perl
  • C#
  • HTML/XML (Note: You must first HTML-encode these tags to display them)
  • Java
  • Python
  • C++
  • HTTP
  • JavaScript
  • Ruby
  • CSS
  • Ini
  • PHP
  • SQL
Note: Syntax highlighting will automatically close tags. To place a tag in code without closing, use &#60; and &#62; instead of < and >, to override this behavior.
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