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Re: Ignoring empty paragraphs

From: Matthew Brealey <webmaster@richinstyle.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 13:46:07 -0700
Message-ID: <38F38F0F.1197@richinstyle.com>
To: www-html@w3.org, www-style@w3.org
> >More than one empty paragraph (if no one assigns borders or padding
> >on <p> elements) looks like one empty paragraph.  But one
> >empty paragraph still doesn't look like zero empty paragraphs.
> 
> ><div>foo</div><p></p><div>bar</div>
> 
> >The <p> is not "ignored" here;

Rather artificial that. People always use <BR> for this purpose, and you
can't claim that *they* should be ignored. In any case, if you are using
<p> for this purpose you clearly don't want them to be ignored and so
therefore you don't need to use :empty to make them ignored.
 
> >it introduces a gap of about 1em, depending on your browser's
> >setting for margins on <p>.
> 
> It does _not_ in Mozilla M14 "strict" mode.
> (yes, I did try exactly your line up here before posting :)

That's a bug - it doesn't ignore the Ps here:

http://richinstyle.com/test/application/sibling2.html

so by any interpretation of the spec this is wrong.

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Received on Tuesday, 11 April 2000 08:42:05 GMT

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