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

From: Tim Bagot <tsb-w3-html-0005@earth.li>
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 09:48:00 +0000 (UTC)
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At 2002-08-25T09:03+0200, Jan Roland Eriksson wrote:-

> There is nothing wrong with a content-less element (its syntactical
> markup shall be Ok of course) its only a matter of mathematical
> amateurs to grow up and start recognizing 'zero' as a valid value
> among values.

This argument is specious: there is nothing wrong with a contentless
element per se, but an empty section is not the same thing as a separator
between sections.

There ought to be no need to mark up such a separator explicitly. We would
not expect authors to write either of the following:-

<p>This is the first paragraph.</p>
<br/>
<p>This is the second paragraph.</p>

<p>This is the first paragraph.</p>
<p/>
<p>This is the second paragraph.</p>


Tim Bagot
Received on Sunday, 25 August 2002 05:48:32 GMT

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