xml:space Space

When printing or displaying the associated element, all white space (such as tabs, ordinary spaces, and line breaks) should be preserved.


Used to keep explicit formatting, for example, in computer code, ASCII art, or poetry.
FIXED (not settable) on elements: <code>, <glyph-data>, <preformat>
Value Meaning
preserve White space should be preserved. (This value is fixed and cannot be changed in a document.)
Restriction This attribute has a fixed value which may not be changed in the XML document.
OPTIONAL (defaults to preserve) on element: <inline-code>
Value Meaning
default Processing system (rather than the XML document) determines whether space is preserved or not.
preserve White space should be preserved.
Default value preserve