Which CSS white-space Property Values Preserve New Lines?

Find out which CSS white-space property values preserve new lines

This following CSS white-space property values preserve new lines:

  • pre;
  • pre-wrap;
  • pre-line;
  • break-spaces.

To demonstrate this, consider for example, the following:

<div>
    <span>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed nec justo cursus, hendrerit tortor non, consectetur nisl.                                                                           Ut sollicitudin congue lorem quis egestas.

    Aenean tincidunt pharetra odio, a lacinia nulla semper quis.</span>
</div>
div { background: lightgoldenrodyellow; }
span { background: lightpink; }

Based on the white-space property value specified, this will produce the following output:

white-space: Example Output
pre
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed nec justo cursus, hendrerit tortor non, consectetur nisl. Ut sollicitudin congue lorem quis egestas. Aenean tincidunt pharetra odio, a lacinia nulla semper quis.
pre-wrap
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed nec justo cursus, hendrerit tortor non, consectetur nisl. Ut sollicitudin congue lorem quis egestas. Aenean tincidunt pharetra odio, a lacinia nulla semper quis.
pre-line
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed nec justo cursus, hendrerit tortor non, consectetur nisl. Ut sollicitudin congue lorem quis egestas. Aenean tincidunt pharetra odio, a lacinia nulla semper quis.
break-spaces
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed nec justo cursus, hendrerit tortor non, consectetur nisl. Ut sollicitudin congue lorem quis egestas. Aenean tincidunt pharetra odio, a lacinia nulla semper quis.

From the examples above you can see that:


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