white-space property is used to control whitespace.
This is can be used to prevent unwanted wrapping, or it can be used to force wrapping where required. It specifies the following:
- whether and how white space inside the element is collapsed
- whether lines may wrap at unforced soft wrap opportunities
- Directs user agents to collapse sequences of white space, and break lines as necessary to fill line boxes. As an example, the HTML
<p>element behaves this way by default.
- Prevents user agents from collapsing sequences of white space. Lines are only broken at preserved newline characters. As an example, the HTML
preelement behaves this way by default.
normal, this value collapses white space, but like
pre, it does not allow wrapping.
pre, this value preserves white space; but like
normal, it allows wrapping.
normal, this value collapses consecutive spaces and allows wrapping, but preserves segment breaks in the source as forced line breaks.
In addition, all CSS properties also accept the following CSS-wide keyword values as the sole component of their property value:
- Represents the value specified as the property's initial value.
- Represents the computed value of the property on the element's parent.
- This value acts as either
initial, depending on whether the property is inherited or not. In other words, it sets all properties to their parent value if they are inheritable or to their initial value if not inheritable.
- Initial Value
- Applies To
- Block level elements