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Vertical gap between DIV vs PRE using css grid. Why?


JMRKER
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The only intended difference between the grid displays in the following are the use of DIV versus PRE tags.

I don't understand why there is a large vertical gap between the displays.

Not a major problem, just would like to know why the difference or where it is coming from.

<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width,initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=yes"/>
<title>css Simple Grid compare</title>

<!-- From:
  https://medium.com/better-programming/make-a-responsive-grid-with-only-3-lines-of-css-5e2f3837ccc 
  see also: https://css-tricks.com/auto-sizing-columns-css-grid-auto-fill-vs-auto-fit/
  see also: https://gridbyexample.com/examples/example37/
  see also: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/CSS_Grid_Layout/Auto-placement_in_CSS_Grid_Layout
-->
<style>
 .grid {
   display: grid;             /* auto-fill is the same */
   grid-template-columns: repeat(auto-fit, minmax(250px, 1fr));
   grid-gap: 4px;
 }
  .Ditem { border: 1px solid blue; }
  .Pitem { border: 1px solid blue; white-space: pre-wrap;       
 }
</style>

</head><body>

 <h2>Grid - DIV</h2>
<div class="grid">
  <div class="Ditem">Product 1 <br>
This contains a longer number of words within the item.
  </div>
  <div class="Ditem">Product 2</div>
  <div class="Ditem">Product 3</div>
  <div class="Ditem">Product 4</div>
  <div class="Ditem">Product 5</div>
  <div class="Ditem">Product 6</div>
  <div class="Ditem">Product 7 - no vertical gap!</div>
</div>

 <h2>Grid - PRE</h2>
<div class="grid">
  <pre class="Pitem">Product A <br>
This contains a longer number of words within the item.
  </pre>
  <pre class="Pitem">Product B</pre>
  <pre class="Pitem">Product C</pre>
  <pre class="Pitem">Product D</pre>
  <pre class="Ditem">Product E</pre>
  <pre class="Ditem">Product F</pre>
  <pre class="Pitem">Product G - why such a large vertical gap?</pre>
</div>

</body></html>

 

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