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Re: Structure of Paragraphs in HTML/XHTML

From: William F. Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>
Date: 18 Apr 2002 15:16:41 -0400
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Cc: <bookquestions@oreilly.com>
Message-ID: <i7n0w0g6li.fsf@pluto.math.albany.edu>
"Laurie Brown" <laurieb@tidalwave.net> writes:

> While this looks OK with the current default behavior of browsers--i.e.,
> skipping a line between before and after elements denoted as paragraphs--it
> may not in the future depending on rendering styles.  In addition, it does
> not seem to me to be semantically correct.

Yes, it's not semantically correct.  HTML does not provide a suitable
markup vocabulary for literate writing.

You might want to think about using something more sophisticated such
as TEI markup from the Text Encoding Initiative

                                    -- Bill
Received on Thursday, 18 April 2002 15:16:49 UTC

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