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Re: Ignoring empty paragraphs

From: Jan Roland Eriksson <jrexon@newsguy.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 00:07:11 +0200
To: "Braden N. McDaniel" <braden@endoframe.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <34k4fscnd2rr6oampbqs59bngttekt8g29@4ax.com>
On Sun, 9 Apr 2000 20:43:55 -0400 (EDT), "Braden N. McDaniel"
<braden@endoframe.com> wrote:

>On Sun, 9 Apr 2000, Jan Roland Eriksson wrote:
>> On Tue, 4 Apr 2000 03:09:26 -0400 (EDT), "Braden N. McDaniel"
>> <braden@endoframe.com> wrote:
>> >Indeed, but it is *not* the parser's job to fix errant
>> >document structure!

>> Fair enough. But...
>> What about "styling" of non existing content?
>> Leave that no-content element dangling in the DOM tree and we need to
>> move the decision not to style it to the CSS renderer instead.

>> If not, we will not have a way to discourage the use of successive P's
>> for vertical spacing, and that is what I think David's question was all
>> about.

>Hm. That's a good point. I think the bottom line here is that the rule in
>the HTML spec is Stupid: if the spec authors wanted to discourage empty P
>elements, they should have made them altogether illegal.

Looking into that :)

Jan Roland Eriksson <jrexon@newsguy.com>
Received on Monday, 10 April 2000 18:00:25 UTC

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