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<title>CSS Text Test: white-space: break-spaces</title>
<link rel="author" title="Javier Fernandez Garcia-Boente" href="">
<link rel="help" title="3. White Space and Wrapping: the white-space property" href="">
<link rel="help" title="5.2. Breaking Rules for Letters: the word-break property" href="">
<link rel="help" href="">
<link rel="help" href="">
<meta name="flags" content="ahem">
<link rel="match" href="reference/white-space-break-spaces-005-ref.html">
<meta name="assert" content="break-word + break-spaces do not allow a break
between the last character of a word and the first space of a sequence of preserved spaces
if there are other wrapping opportunities earlier in the line.">
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/fonts/ahem.css" />
div {
font: 25px/1 Ahem;
.fail {
position: absolute;
color: red;
z-index: -1;
span { color: green; }
.test {
color: green;
width: 4ch;
white-space: break-spaces;
word-break: break-word;
<p>Test passes if there is a <strong>filled green square</strong> and <strong>no red</strong>.</p>
<div class="fail">XX<span>XX</span><br>X<span>X</span>X<span>X<br>XXXX<br>XXXX</span></div>
<div class="test">XX X X</div>