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Re: br element should be eliminated

From: C. Bottelier <c.bottelier@iradis.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 22:07:28 +0200
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To: W3C HTML Specification Discussion <www-html@w3.org>

>Isn't it usually a good thing to leave deprecated elements in a
>document type definition unless doing so imposes a non-trivial burden
>on those who write processors for the document type?

It would be still present in the older versions of the DTDs
only the DTSs of the new version wouldn't have it. For
instance, for the HTML spec the BR element should be
deprecated and would still be in the (say) html4.02 loose
and frameset DTDs

>Is "br" thought to be a formatting challenge?
It thing the BR element could be considered purely
a presentational element and is not absolutely
needed because a <P>, <div>, or <span> element
can act as an element to force a line break using
a stylesheet.

Received on Monday, 23 September 2002 16:01:47 UTC

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