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

From: Lorenzo De Tomasi <lorenzo.detomasi@libero.it>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 12:20:14 +0200
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on 22-08-2002 1:49, Micah Dubinko at MDubinko@cardiff.com wrote:

> 
> For <hr>, I propose the following decision tree:
> 
> 1. Does <hr> have any legitimate non-presentational uses?
> If no, get rid of it entirely.
> If yes, rename it and preserve the correct aspects of it.
> 
> Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative. :-)

I agree :)
 
> Alexander raises a few good points.
> 
> 1. English-language-specifics
> 
> Is the "line space" technique specific to English-language texts? Can anyone
> provide examples for/against?

It's used also in Italian books, from old ages

>> Adding a new empty element with no information inside is
>> not a good thing for the future Web
> 
> Just curious, why do you say this? Sometimes the lack of information carries
> meaning. What I really don't want to see is:
> 
> <p class="center">*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;*</p>

This may be very tedious if rendered by voice :)
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