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Re: DogFood (and inline/block constraints)

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 16:31:20 +0100
To: "David Carlisle" <davidc@nag.co.uk>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.t295eij1idj3kv@zcorpandell.palace.opera.no>

On Wed, 12 Dec 2007 16:26:09 +0100, David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>  

> All of the above document types are commonly used for authoring and
> converted to HTML for display. the propsoal to restrict the content
> model for div but not follow XHTML2 in opening up the content model for
> p makes that conversion significantly harder, and makes the resulting
> HTML significantly less structurally useful as you need to introduce
> spurious paragraphs together with extra CSS styling to supress any
> typographic display that would normally be associated with a paragraph.

I agree with your reasoning, however you ignore some important factors  

   1. text/html is not able to express blocks in Ps.
   2. The vast majority of the Web is text/html.
   3. Having different content model rules for text/html and XML is utterly
      confusing for authors.

Furthermore, the style sheet to not indent block followed by P is simply:

    p + p { text-indent:3em; }

Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Thursday, 13 December 2007 15:31:38 UTC

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