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From: Valorie Zimmerman <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Forced line breaks in HTML coding
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2002 17:08:36 -0800
> Is there a way to force line breaks in HTML coding to make
> it easier to read and work with? Making HTML coding in
> capital letters help but my eyes need more 8-)
> Thanks, Susan
Can you tell us a little more, Susan? HTML tags are all pretty short,
although I guess links can get pretty long. To force a line break in
your copy, you insert a <.br> tag, <.br /> in XHTML.
If you want to have shorter lines in your editor, that's ok. HTML
interprets any number of spaces as one space, unless you have ,
which it interprets as a 'hard' space, like <.br> is a 'hard' return.
If you want your page to have paragraphs, you can enclose each paragraph
in paired <.p><./p> tags. That will ensure an empty line above and below
If you have your block of text in <.pre><./pre> tags, the spacing inside
them will be exactly as you type it or paste it into your editor.
As you can see, there are lots of ways to put in spaces and empty lines.
It all depends on what you want to achieve. Tell us your URL, and what
you want different, and we'll help.