HTML and CSS Reference
We have already learned that browsers ignore extra spaces and line breaks in the HTML,
so what happens in the rare situation in which we need to use additional spaces? Well, in
HTML empty space is treated like a special character and needs to be entered as a special
code, . The & symbol signals to the browser that a code for a special character will
follow; the nbsp is the code for the special character, which in this case is a short-hand for
non-breaking space, while the semicolon ( ; ) signals to the browser that the code for the spe-
cial character has ended and from here on out the text should be treated as normal.