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Re: Ignoring empty paragraphs

From: RCI <robert_ingham_uk@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 09:34:54 +0100 (BST)
Message-ID: <20000410083454.15311.qmail@web4305.mail.yahoo.com>
To: Clover Andrew <aclover@1VALUE.com>
Cc: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
Although there might be other uses for empty <P>s,
the best way to generate vertical white-space, if it
_must_ be done, is to use multiple <BR>s.

So if the parser ignores the empty <P>s, that's fine
by me.

--- Clover Andrew <aclover@1VALUE.com> wrote:
> Surely there's also a valid use for empty <p> tags?
> Namely, a paragraph
> whose contents will be filled in later using DHTML
> (appendChild or
> similar)?
> Sure, you could get around the limitation by using a
> <div> instead, or
> putting useless content (eg.  ) in the
> paragraph, but I think the
> idea of this rule was to *decrease* HTML's kludge
> level, wasn't it?
> -- 
> Andrew Clover
> Technical Support
> 1VALUE.com AG

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