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Re: [XHTML2] Unicode line and paragraph separators

From: Mikko Rantalainen <mira@cc.jyu.fi>
Date: Sat, 05 Apr 2003 14:04:15 +0300
Message-ID: <3E8EB82F.9030209@cc.jyu.fi>
To: www-html@w3.org

William F Hammond / 2003-04-04 16:34:
> [Reply narrowed to www-html and www-style; followup to www-html]
> If <br/> is discarded, then <l></l> will see frequent use by billions
> of web masters.

How hard it's to understand? <br/> inserts a line break whereas <l></l> 
(or <l/>) inserts both start of line and end of line so there'll be an 
empty line. Perhaps the spec should define or at least suggest that 
empty l(ine) element isn't allowed to collapse to zero height line?

Hopefully content authors will fall back to <p> as it's shorter to write 
and they've probably heard about that one before and it results to the 
same default rendering. If they want similar rendering as with <br> they 
need to put something inside l(ine) element which is exactly the target 
of the spec. The <br> and the proposed &ls; (and &ps;) are way too easy 
to abuse.

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