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Re: [XHTML2] Unicode line and paragraph separators

From: Simon Jessey <simon@jessey.net>
Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2003 20:59:11 -0500
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To: "www-html" <www-html@w3.org>

Ernest Cline wrote:-

<The main use of <p> in current (X)HTML practice is to apply styling to

Eh? The main use of <p> in current (X)HTML practice is to denote paragraphs,
not to style them.

<Is there somewhere a representative set of current (X)HTML pages that could
be used to make such a determination
of how often the <p> element is used for reasons in addition to breaking
text up into paragraphs?>

I don't understand why there needs to be another reason. A paragraph is a
structural element, not a presentational one. A paragraph is supposed to be
a distinct section of a piece of writing and a paragraph break is supposed
to denote either then end of a thought/idea or the end of a particular

Simon Jessey

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