HTML documents are divided into paragraphs.
Paragraphs are defined with the <p> tag.
Note: Browsers automatically add an empty line before and after a paragraph.
Most browsers will display HTML correctly even if you forget the end tag:
The example above will work in most browsers, but don't rely on it. Forgetting the end tag can produce unexpected results or errors.
Note: Future version of HTML will not allow you to skip end tags.
Use the <br> tag if you want a line break (a new line) without starting a new paragraph:
The <br> element is an empty HTML element. It has no end tag.
You cannot be sure how HTML will be displayed. Large or small screens, and resized windows will create different results.
With HTML, you cannot change the output by adding extra spaces or extra lines in your HTML code.
The browser will remove extra spaces and extra lines when the page is displayed. Any number of lines count as one line, and any number of spaces count as one space.
(The example demonstrates some HTML formatting problems)
How HTML paragraphs are displayed in a browser.
The use of line breaks in an HTML document.
Some problems with HTML formatting.
The default behaviors of paragraphs.
W3Schools' tag reference contains additional information about HTML elements and their attributes.
|<p>||Defines a paragraph|
|<br>||Inserts a single line break|
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