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[Bug 13224] New: Feedback on: "4.5.1 The p element"

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Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 15:22:13 +0000
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Message-ID: <bug-13224-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13224

           Summary: Feedback on: "4.5.1 The p element"
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: Sigurdhsson@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


It is unclear wether paragraphs are allowed inside other paragraphs. As per the
HTML 4.01 spec, this is disallowed, which is what many expect, but in this
section no rules regarding nesting are specified (apart from p both being flow
content and allowed to contain flow content). If the intention is that p
elements should be allowed to nest, this should be stated explicitly as it
differs from HTML 4.01 behaviour, and if that is not the case, it should also
be stated explicitly to avoid confusion.

See e.g.
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6666137/why-is-firebug-auto-inserting-p/ for
an example of the confusion that ensues.

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