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RE: In support of the "line space" (nee <hr>)

From: Tim Bagot <tsb-w3-html-0005@earth.li>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 07:37:38 +0000 (UTC)
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At 2002-08-21T16:49-0700, Micah Dubinko wrote:-

> The part I quoted was just the very end of one block of text and the very
> beginning of the next. And this particular story doesn't have any named
> sections at all (besides chapters), which is pretty common (at least in my
> library). So it wasn't that the author thought the subsection was "too
> small", but rather that a 'pause' was necessary before continuing. An
> unnamed <section> doesn't indicate any kind of a pause.

IMO it does indicate a pause, just as a named section does. I'd consider
it pretty odd to go straight from one section to the next without any sort
of break, in the same way that I'd consider it pretty odd not to indicate
paragraph breaks in any way (and naming paragraphs is certainly unusual
for most types of document). The exact way in which such a pause is
presented to the reader (or listener, etc.) is a matter for style sheets,
but in any sane one it would definitely be there.

Tim Bagot
Received on Thursday, 22 August 2002 03:37:42 UTC

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