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Thread: How to add white space to the option text

  1. #1
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    How to add white space to the option text

    How to add white space(s) to the option text?

    <select id="sel">
    <option value=""></option>
    </select>

    <script>
    var text ="abc xyz";
    var value ="val";
    var contrlObj = document.getElementById("sel");
    var newOpt = new Option(text,value);
    contrlObj.options[0] = newOpt;

    </script>

    No matter how many spaces I inserted, it always displayed as: abc xyz.

    What I intend to to is to display it as abc xyz with multiple white spaces. I tried abc &nbsp;xyz, and it displayed as abc &nbsp;xyz.

    How can I do it?


    Thanks to help.

  2. #2
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    Put a non-displayable ASCII character into the string.
    For example: Alt-255 (Hold the Alt key while typing 255)
    Code:
    var text ="abc            xyz";

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