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Re: <br> vs. <p>

From: Jim Angstadt <jima@gvn.net>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 14:53:09 -0800
Message-ID: <38D2B755.D617D3C2@gvn.net>
CC: html-tidy@w3.org
Thanks for the suggestions to place the a and br elements inside the p element.
I have incorporated these suggestions in a test page at:

http://www.gvn.net/~jima/snow_sim/snow_4.html

Tidy continues to report a warning for each of the br elements.

Thanks,
Jim

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html-tidy@war-of-the-worlds.org wrote:

> Jim Angstadt <jima@gvn.net> wrote:
>
> > Tidy modifies the following code samples:
>
> Apparently XML or XHTML.
>
> > <br clear=all>         or
>
> In XML, attribute values must be quoted, and empty tags end with />
>
> > <br clear="all" />     or
>
> That one is the same as your output.  No change.
>
> > <br clear="all"></br>
>
> The br tag is not a container, so can't have a </br>.
>
> > to the following:
> >
> > <br clear="all" />
>
> Reasonable.
>
> > on my Windows 98 box, while reporting:
> >
> > Tidy (vers 13th January 2000) Parsing "snow.html"
> > line 20 column 6 - Warning: trimming empty <p>
>
> Maybe, under XML, Tidy doesn't like a <br> outside a <p>.  Seems a strange
> error message though if that were the case.  Also, it would complain about
> the <a> not having a container.
>
> If you could cite a URL to the full page that exhibits the behavior it
> would be much easier to diagnose.
>
> > Re-running Tidy results in the same warning message for each instance of
> > the Tidied br element.
> >
> > Question 1.  Why does Tidy report an empty <p> and not an empty <br>?
>
> Because <br>s are always empty; they aren't containers.
>
> > Question 2.  Is there a better, or more preferred, way to do this?
>
> Working from your example markup, try putting the <br clear="all" /> as the
> last content your last paragraph?  Further, put the <a>...</a> as the first
> content of your first paragraph.
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