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[Bug 13233] TITLE: Suggestion for a new feature. The tags "br" and "&nbsp" are most frequently used. The suggestion is to reduce and simplify the code while using the tags "br" and "&nbsp" multiple times. Current code for three tabs:     Suggested Code

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Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 22:18:37 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13233

Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3cbug@gmail.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |Simetrical+w3cbug@gmail.com
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #2 from Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3cbug@gmail.com> 2011-07-13 22:18:37 UTC ---
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satisfied with this response, please change the state of this bug to CLOSED. If
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: The change you suggest would require significant architectural
changes to HTML, such as introducing an infinite number of new
entities/elements or adding additional magic to the parser (so one entity/tag
creates many characters/elements in the DOM).  Moreover, as comment 1 points
out, using many &nbsp; or <br> in a row almost certainly indicates you're using
them to create a precise amount of spacing, and you should really be using CSS
instead.  Thus there's very little reason we'd want to support this, and it
would be difficult to support it even if we wanted to.

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