whitespace (from the colour it produces on white paper) any contiguous sequence of spaces , tabs , carriage returns, and/or line feeds. whitespace might also possibly include form feed characters. the term is common on unix. see also non-printing character
- Static variable in class java.awt.font.GlyphMetrics public static final byte WHITESPACE Indicates a glyph with no visual representation. It can be added to the other code values to indicate an invisible glyph.
Refers to all characters that appear as blanks on a display screen or printer. This includes the space character, the tab character, and sometimes other special characters that do not have a visual form (for example, the bell character and null character).
Whitespace Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries