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5.4.1 'word-spacing'

Value: normal | <length>
Initial: normal
Applies to: all elements
Inherited: yes
Percentage values: N/A
Microsoft® Internet Explorer 3.0 support: no.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 support: no.


The length unit indicates an addition to the default space between words. Values can be negative, but there may be implementation-specific limits. The UA is free to select the exact spacing algorithm. The word spacing may also be influenced by justification (which is a value of the 'align' property).

H1 { word-spacing: 0.4em }

Here, the word-spacing between each word in 'H1' elements would be increased by '1em'.

CSS1 core: UAs may interpret any value of 'word-spacing' as 'normal'.


Dark blue text is taken from Cascading Style Sheets, level 1. W3C Recommendation 17 December 1996 - http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR/REC-CSS1

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