What does \n do in html?

Is there a way to make HTML properly treat \n line breaks? Or I have to replace them with <br/>?

<div class="text">
  abc
  def
  ghi
</div>

What does n do in html?

Penny Liu

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asked Sep 5, 2016 at 7:08

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This is to show new line and return carriage in HTML, then you don't need to do it explicitly. You can do it in CSS by setting the white-space attribute pre-line value.

<span style="white-space: pre-line">@Model.CommentText</span>

What does n do in html?

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answered Sep 5, 2016 at 7:13

khakishoiabkhakishoiab

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You can use CSS white-space property for \n. You can also preserve the tabs as in \t.

For line break \n:

white-space: pre-line;

For line break \n and tabs \t:

white-space: pre-wrap;

answered Jul 18, 2017 at 23:14

DarlessonDarlesson

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As per your question, it can be done by various ways.

For example if you want to insert a new line in a text area, you can use these:

&#10; line feed and &#13; carriage return, used like this:

<textarea>Hello &#10;&#13;Stackoverflow</textarea>

You can also use <pre>---</pre> preformatted text like this:

<pre>
  This is line 1
  This is line 2
  This is line 3
</pre>

Or you can use a <p>----</p> paragraph tag like this:

  
<p>This is line 1</p>
<p>This is line 2</p>
<p>This is line 3</p>

What does n do in html?

maxshuty

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answered Sep 5, 2016 at 7:43

SampadSampad

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You could use the <pre> tag

<div class="text">
<pre>
  abc
  def
  ghi
</pre>
  abc
  def
  ghi
</div>

answered Sep 5, 2016 at 7:11

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Using white-space: pre-line allows you to input the text directly in the HTML with line breaks without having to use \n

If you use the innerText property of the element via JavaScript on a non-pre element e.g. a <div>, the \n values will be replaced with <br> in the DOM by default

  • innerText: replaces \n with <br>
  • innerHTML, textContent: require the use of styling white-space

It depends on how your applying the text, but there are a number of options

const node = document.createElement('div');
node.innerText = '\n Test \n One '

answered Dec 13, 2018 at 9:29

What does n do in html?

DrenaiDrenai

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you can use <pre> tag :

<div class="text">
<pre>
abc
def
ghi
</pre>
</div>

answered Sep 5, 2016 at 7:12

What does n do in html?

EhsanEhsan

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Simple and linear:

 <p> my phrase is this..<br>
 the other line is this<br>
 the end is this other phrase..
 </p>

answered Aug 29, 2018 at 17:23

What does n do in html?

Alessandro OrnanoAlessandro Ornano

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A simple and more natural solution that doesn't involve CSS styles or numeric character references like &#13;&#10; would be to use the &NewLine; character entity reference:

The primary colors are:&NewLine;- Red&NewLine;- Green&NewLine;- Blue

Note: Since this is defined simply as the LF (line feed, or the U+000A Unicode code point) character, it can be debatable whether it suits scenarios where the entire CR + LF (carriage return + line feed) sequence is required. But then, it worked in my Chrome, Edge and WebView2 tests done in Windows 10, so it should be safe to use.

answered May 14 at 15:59

What does n do in html?

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How do I print the next line in HTML?

In HTML, the <br> element creates a line break. You can add it wherever you want text to end on the current line and resume on the next.

Is it n or \n for new line?

The newline character ( \n ) is called an escape sequence, and it forces the cursor to change its position to the beginning of the next line on the screen. This results in a new line.

How do you break a line in HTML without br?

Use block-level elements to break the line without using <br> tag.

What is the code for new line?

LF (character : \n, Unicode : U+000A, ASCII : 10, hex : 0x0a): This is simply the '\n' character which we all know from our early programming days. This character is commonly known as the 'Line Feed' or 'Newline Character'.

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