CSS Equivalents for the pre Tag and nowrap Attribute

Posted: February 9, 2011 in HTML

Rarely have I used the <pre> tag or the nowrap attribute in my code. However it is there, and I haven’t even considered if there was a CSS alternative. Today I ran into the CSS property for these that I’ve never seen before; the white-space property.


p {white-space: nowrap}

The possible values are:


nowrap – same as the nowrap attribute

pre – same as the <pre> tag

pre-line – text wraps when necessary and on line breaks

pre-wrap – whitespace is preserved by the browser (same as &nbsp;) and text will wrap when necessary and on line breaks

inherit – ( not supported by IE, including version 8 )

For additional reference see https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/CSS/white-space

  1. jonlariviere says:

    Looks like they may have moved your link to this page:

    Thanks for the post! Led me to where I needed to go!

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