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[Bug 10828] i18n comment 4 : at least by default, <br> should constitute a bidi paragraph break

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--- Comment #52 from CE Whitehead <cewcathar@hotmail.com> 2011-02-15 21:35:49 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #51)
> Sorry for the delay in reviewing this - I had to track down the correct people.
> We think IE standards mode is the correct behaviour. <br> is intended to be a
> line break and not a paragraph break. <p> is for paragraphs. The spec says "br
> elements must not be used for separating thematic groups in a paragraph" and
> further says that this is an abuse of the <br> element.
> <br> should mean a line break within a paragraph and not be treated as a
> paragraph break. We don't currently plan to change this behaviour in IE9.

Hi.  This is o.k. for me I guess.  I do wonder, however, would it be worthwhile
to have a non-default option for break [br] in css that behaved as a paragraph
break rather than as simply a line break?  (The problem with [p] [/p] for some
coders is it's considered best to close it and it is declared at the beginning
of the line not the end; however for poetry [br] only makes sense as a line and
not a paragraph break.)

Best,

--C. E. Whitehead
cewcathar@hotmail.com

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