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[whatwg] <div> as a wrapper for inline content

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 10:05:29 +0200
Message-ID: <51618C4D-5A42-42FC-9966-C98849C60996@iki.fi>
On Jan 4, 2007, at 02:58, Ian Hickson wrote:

> Yes, it is used as a way to step around strictness requirements.  
> It's a bug in HTML4 that people have been abusing, as far as I can  
> tell.
...
> We have to balance making life easier for early adopters with  
> making life better on the long run.

OK.

> What's the use case for <div> elements containing inlines?

It seems to me that the usual use case is avoiding <p>, because the  
author is too shy to claim that the particular piece of inline  
content constitutes a paragraph or the author doesn't want to undo  
the default style for <p>.

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Henri Sivonen
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