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& nbsp ; stands for "non-breaking space" 🤯

Ben Halpern on January 14, 2020

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That's what I used to do as well when starting with web development... I was typing every single character by hand though, because I didn't know shortcuts, not even copy&paste.

 

Non-breaking doesn't necessarily mean non-collapsing. Though most renderers will not collapse those, I do believe it'd be okay by unicode.

 
 

Furthermore, a.k.a; is for "Also Known As"... i.e. another name.

 

A bit furthermore, i.e. stands for id est and means roughly "that is".

The way I remember the difference between i.e. and e.g. is that, people think i.e. means "in/for example" but actually that's e.g. -- i.e. is "specifically"

Just never, never, never say "ect.". Makes me twitch every time I see it in print. Even worse when I see someone I know is an experienced UNIX/Linux user make that botch.

@GeorgeJempty I always thought of "i.e." as "in essence"

 

Additionalmost, i.e. is for "id est", a Latin browser most people try to forget.

 
 

I've got a "smart aleck of the day" award around here somewhere for you...... :P

 

I always thought that i.e. was In Example, and e.g. Example Given...

Actually, e.g. stands for exempli gratia in Latin, which means "for the sake of example".

 
 

and & is for &

which actually sometimes happens in some conversion processes and you end up having literal & when you expect an &...

 

I love that it's non-breaking. It's a super power. I use it to attach a right angle quote to the end of a link's text to make sure it wraps with the last word:

<a>Some amount of text here&nbsp;&raquo;</a>

That will keep "here" and the arrows together. It'll keep you from getting a random 1 line of text and 1 line with just >>

 

It's still "nubsip" in my head. Sometimes, "nubusp".

 

My internal voice always says "noobspace." I don't know why.

 

Feeling kind of dump but my brain associated it with "no blank space" during my training time back then even though I knew it produced a blank space and ever since was wired to that term.
Should get used to the real meaning 😂

 

So many of these things we rarely question!

Sharing the knowledge is &gt; keeping it to yourself.

 
 
 
<marquee><font size="3" color="red"><big>nbsp;nbsp; stop me! nbsp;nbsp;</big></font></marquee>
 

Yep, and there's also &sp; which is a "breaking space".

 

Been a user of &nbsp; for a loooong time. A number of entities and ALT-key glyphs. Has confused many a co-worker, over the years, that I so frequently type characters from my number key pad (and that I've got so many memorized).

 
 

I'm surprised that this has stirred up so much surprise. I must have read it in the first books or tutorials I read, but I always said "non-breaking space", "ampersand", etc., in my head. 🤔🤔

 

And here I was the opposite. Remembering "Non Breaking Space" was how I always remembered that the code was &nbsp;

 

Such a honest tweet!

It’s crazy how many things in different languages we use, that have strange starts.

Btw what the hell is a tuple...

 

Double, triple, quadruple, quintuple, sextuple, septuple, and so on. It's the generalization of a grouping of things, an n-tuple is group of n things. Although, I always read tuple as too-pull, not tupp-ell as it's pronounced in quintuple.

 
 
 

@ben I had a feeling that everyone knowing a little html would know this thing but I perhaps I had overused it back when it was used for padding/margin !!!

 

URL - Uniform Resource Locator
URI - Uniform Resource Identifier

I mean it makes sense. But it doesn't make sense that I only learned this.... yesterday lol

 

I've used this for hacks in my early career more than i'd care to admit....

 
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