White Space and Flow

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Spaces, tabs and new lines are all called as white spaces. White spaces given in the source HTML is taken as a single space and would also appear as one space by the browser. This phenomenon is called white space collapsing. A new line or consecutive empty lines, all these are treated as one space.


lines of

this paragraph

are present on

multiple lines

and also space between

words are

treated as a single space. Also

the large spaces between

some of the

words will also not appear

in the


This is how white space just collapses as a single space.</p>

Browser displays text in the full width of the screen and wraps the text onto new lines when no space is present. White space collapsing helps in adding spaces in web page for commenting which does not show in a browser as shown

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