Re: Closing tags

David R. Rahbany *NOT AUTHENTICATED* (
Wed, 12 Apr 1995 10:17:14 -0600 (MDT)

From: "David R. Rahbany *NOT AUTHENTICATED*" <>
To: Martian <>
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <>
Subject: Re: Re: Closing tags
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Date: Wed, 12 Apr 1995 10:17:14 -0600 (MDT)

On Tue, 11 Apr 1995 23:40:41 +0500   Martian <>   wrote:
>Well, not having the closing tags for <P>, <LI> etc *is* perfect HTML.
>>From the DTD:
><!ELEMENT P  - O (%text)+>
><!ELEMENT DT - O (%text)+>
><!ELEMENT DD - O  %flow;>
><!ELEMENT LI - O  %flow; -- list item -->
>The `-' after the element name  indicates the opening tag is required,
>the `O' in the  second field after the name indicates  the closing tag
>is  optional. Hence,  using <P>,  <LI>,  <DT> and  <DD> without  </P>,
></LI>, </DT> and </DD> *is* perfect HTML.

Please excuse my ignorance, but I'd like clarification
on the "<P>" element.  Does this tag denote an _end_ of
paragraph mark or a _begining/new_ paragraph mark?  In 
other words, which of the following should appear in a
proper HTML document?

<P>This is a paragraph.


This is a paragraph<P>



David R. Rahbany 
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Celestial Seasonings, Inc. 
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