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How to fix an extra space displayed after an inline element in CSS

Let me write this because I’m going to forget.

I was designing a page and hit a problem, I had this markup:

<span class='mr-2 px-0.5 py-0 rounded-sm 
  text-sm font-bold text-black bg-yellow-400'>

Problem was, I had an extra space on the right of the span element:

Prettier autoformatter made the tag content go on its own line, and I didn’t want to fight that.

To fix this, I set the element to be display: inline-block by adding the inline-block Tailwind CSS class.

Problem solved:

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