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HTML Line Break Tutorial

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A single-line break is created in a web page by using the HTML break tag. The break tag has no closing tag.

In XHTML it must be self-closed Here's how to code a break tag:

Some text<br> HTML example
Some text<br /> XHTML example

A web page<br>coded like this

...would render like this:

A web page
coded like this

In other words, when you insert a break tag the text immediately stops on that line drops one line down.

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This concludes the HTML Line Break Tutorial.
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