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what is nbsp?

What does nbsp mean?

asked by MzzzOnica over 5 years ago

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Merrill Stubbs
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added over 5 years ago

Could it be tbsp (tablespoon)?

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MzzzOnica
added over 5 years ago

Could be... a typo maybe. It's in the chocolate sorbet recipe (David L). thanks

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TheWimpyVegetarian
added over 5 years ago

I haven't seen the recipe, but nbsp is html for creating a space when scrolling down a recipe when inputting a recipe on a website. In html it's actually &nbsp, so it's possible that it was entered without the "&" so it came through as nbsp. But I haven't seen the recipe, so couldn't say for sure.

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sfmiller
added over 5 years ago

Wimpy Vegetarian is correct.   is the HTML code for a "nonbreaking space"--i.e., a space that can't appear at the end of a line of print or, in groups of two or more, be collapsed to a single space (as web browsers do with multiple ordinary spaces).

If the code is entered withouth the leading ampersand, the user sees the characters "nbsp" instead of the intended space.

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TheWimpyVegetarian
added over 5 years ago

Thanks for the more complete answer sfmiller! When I typed the actual code in with the ampersand, of course it disappeared :-).

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MzzzOnica
added over 5 years ago

Awesome...thank you.

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