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br element should be eliminated

From: <SCJessey@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 12:09:34 EDT
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To: www-html@w3.org
Elliotte Rusty Harold says:-

<<The line element in XHTML 2.0 is a good thing. It removes one of the 
last presentational elements in HTML.

However, as long as XHTML 2.0 is breaking backwards compatibility by 
eliminating img, rewriting frames, and more; I see no reason to keep 
br. I suggest throwing it out completely. That can only simplify the 
spec and implementations>>

I agree with this sentiment entirely.  I'm afraid I fail to understand why it 
is necessary to have any deprecated elements in a specification that is not 
supposed to be backwards-compatible.  In effect, XHTML 2.0 should be treated 
as a "new" markup language.

Simon Jessey
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