Web browsers use html tags to format text. They place spaces, carriage returns and tabs wherever they think is most appropriate. You can force a line break with the tag <br>. The <p> tag formats the preceding text as a paragraph. This usually also adds a blank line after the paragraph. Notice that there is no </p> or </br> tag. You can also force a block of text to appear exactly as you typed it by surrounding the text with <pre> and </pre>, which stands for preformatted.