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Property
white-space
Values
normal, pre, nowrap
Initial
normal
Inherited
yes

This property declares how whitespace inside the element is handled: the 'normal' way (where whitespace is collapsed), as 'pre' (which behaves like the 'PRE' element in HTML) or as 'nowrap' (where wrapping is done only through BR elements):

      PRE { white-space: pre }
      P   { white-space: normal }

The initial value of 'white-space' is 'normal', but a UA will typically have default values for all HTML elements according to the suggested rendering of elements in the HTML specification.

CSS1 core: UAs may ignore the 'white-space' property in author's and reader's style sheets, and use the UA's default values instead.

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