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CSS White-space Property

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CSS white-space Property


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Definition

The white-space property sets how white-space inside an element is handled. 

Inherited: Yes


JavaScript Syntax

CSS properties can also be dynamically changed with a JavaScript.

Scripting Syntax: object.style.whiteSpace="nowrap"

In our HTML DOM tutorial you can find more details about the whiteSpace property.

In our HTML DOM tutorial you can also find a full Style Object Reference.


Examples

p
{
white-space: normal
}

Possible Values

Value Description
normal Default. White-space is ignored by the browser
pre White-space is preserved by the browser. Acts like the <pre> tag in HTML
nowrap The text will never wrap, it continues on the same line until a <br> tag is encountered

 


Try-It-Yourself Demos

Disable text wrapping inside an element
This example demonstrates how to disable text wrapping inside an element.


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