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non-breaking space

The ? ? special character is used in Hypertext Markup Language ( HTML ) code to represent a non-breaking, or blank, space. When you type several consecutive spaces into an HTML file, only the first space is recognized; all spaces that follow are ignored. But you can force blank spaces into an HTML page by typing " " (without quotes) for each blank space that you want to appear on the page.

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