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Re: Wrapping paragraph text around blocks

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 00:05:47 +0100
Message-ID: <424347CB.6020809@annevankesteren.nl>
To: Edward Lass <elass@goer.state.ny.us>
CC: www-html@w3.org

Edward Lass wrote:
> To me, the semantically improved p element is an example of something
> that would do well in a modest XHTML 1.2 which still retains backwards
> compatibility and interoperability with existing user agents as a design
> principle. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of any such plans.

That wouldn't work with existing user agents like Internet Explorer. (If 
you are planning to continue the abuse of the HTML MIME type.) As 
Internet Explorere has an HTML (tag soup) parser and not a parser that 
can handle XHTML it will assume a </p> when it enounters a block level 
element, just like other existing UAs do for text/html documents which 
is also compliant with the HTML 4 specification.

However, I don't think having the list inside the paragraph is the 
proper solution for this particular situation.

  Anne van Kesteren
Received on Thursday, 24 March 2005 23:06:11 UTC

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