Re: Some complaints about HTML 4.0

David Perrell (davidp@earthlink.net)
Sat, 12 Jul 1997 22:22:28 -0700


Message-Id: <199707130522.WAA18384@italy.it.earthlink.net>
From: "David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net>
To: <www-html@w3.org>, "Liam Quinn" <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Subject: Re: Some complaints about HTML 4.0
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 1997 22:22:28 -0700

Liam Quinn wrote:
> Empty P elements are similar to multiple BR elements in a lot of
ways...

Define lot. In a typical rendering, BR forces a line space, P has
vertical margins. BR doesn't have content, P does. BR functions as a
formatting command, P is a block element with content. It seems to me
BR is more of an imaginary character on the order of &shy;, and perhaps
&nbsp;. It's an active character (AC) as opposed to a docile character
(DC).

David Perrell