CSS2 » Properties » white-space

Version: Level 1

Compability: IE5.5  N4+

Syntax:
white-space : normal | pre | nowrap
nowrap
The nowrap value allows a text to continue on the same line until the end of the text or until an HTML tag <br> is encountered. The <br> tag causes the text to wrap down to the next line.
pre
The pre value behaves like the HTML tag <pre>.
normal
The normal value is the default.

The white-space property determines the use of white space (blank space) inside an element. This property is inherited.

Examples

Code:
p { white-space: normal; }
p { white-space: pre; }
p { white-space: nowrap; }
Language(s): CSS2
Code:
<p style="white-space: pre;">How      now      purple      cow?</p>
Output:
How     now     purple     cow?
Language(s): CSS2

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