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While Loop extra spaces between results

  1. I have a while loop that is giving me some formatting issues when it renders in browser. I am trying to list some posts (comma separated) in a paragraph tag.

    $postCount = 0;<br /> echo '<p>';<br /> while ( $platforms->have_posts() ) : $platforms->the_post();?><br /> <a>" title="<?php the_title();?>"><?php trim(the_title());?></a><br /> <?php<br /> ++$postCount;<br /> if ($postCount < $platforms->found_posts) {<br /> echo ", ";<br /> }<br /> endwhile;<br /> echo '</p>';

    However when I look at the HTML source, there’s all this extra white space that is adding an extra space in the browser view.
    <p> <a href="mysite" title="TitleA">TitleA</a><br /> , <a href="mysite" title="TitleB">TitleB</a><br /> , <a href="mysite" title="TitleC">TitleC</a><br /> </p>

    So instead of my format looking like this: TitleA, TitleB, TitleC

    There is extra space before the comma.
    TitleA , TitleB , TitleC

    Is there something in wordpress php that is causing each Title link to go to a separate line? I would expect the source to look like this
    <p><a href="mysite" title="TitleA">TitleA</a>, <a href="mysite" title="TitleB">TitleB</a>, <a href="mysite" title="TitleC">TitleC</a></p>

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