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Re: Structure of Paragraphs in HTML/XHTML

From: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 04:10:15 +0900 (JST)
Message-Id: <20020419.041015.112613665.mimasa@w3.org>
To: laurieb@tidalwave.net
Cc: www-html@w3.org
"Laurie Brown" <laurieb@tidalwave.net> wrote:

> I have often run across paragraphs that are structured such that they start
> with a few introductory sentences; have a block quote, list, or even a small
> table (think 2 columns by a few rows) in the middle; and then have a few
> sentences concluding them--the sum of this information expressing a single
> thought or idea, the way we were taught a paragraph should back in school.
> Thus, my instinct when tagging such a paragraph, in order to maintain its
> structure, is to do the following:
> <p>A few introductory sentences...
> 	<blockquote>The quote...</blockquote>
> A few concluding sentences...</p>
> However, the strict HTML and XHTML DTDs do not allow for such a structure.

That will be changed in XHTML 2.0.

Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
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