HTML documents are divided into paragraphs.
The HTML <p> element defines a paragraph.
|Browsers automatically add an empty line before and after a paragraph.|
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 spaces, and any number of new lines, count as only one space.
Most browsers will display HTML correctly even if you forget the end tag:
The example above will work in most browsers, but do not rely on it.
Forgetting the end tag can produce unexpected results or errors.
|Stricter versions of HTML, like XHTML, do not allow you to skip the end tag.|
The HTML <br> element defines a line break.
Use <br> 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.
The HTML <pre> element defines preformatted text.
The text inside a <pre> element is displayed in a fixed-width font (usually Courier), and it preserves both spaces and line breaks:
W3Schools' tag reference contains additional information about HTML elements and their attributes.
|<p>||Defines a paragraph|
|<br>||Inserts a single line break|
|<pre>||Defines pre-formatted text|