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Re: [XHTML2] Unicode line and paragraph separators

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2003 14:40:34 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200304051340.h35DeYV04222@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

> How hard it's to understand? <br/> inserts a line break whereas <l></l> 

Unfortunately it doesn't on most GUI browsers.  If it did only this,
people would be less likely to use it (although they could still do what
they do with it by forcing content on each empty line, with, for
example &nbsp;).  In the real world, br is equivalent to a newline
in a preformatted section; it always causes vertical indexing, not just
when partial line needs to be completed.

As I understand it, the typical rendering of <l> includes a leading 
true break effect, and a trailing GUI br effect, so, in many
contexts will cause two vertical indexing operations.
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