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Re: BR element and generated content

From: Nikodem <freyjkell@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 21:25:52 +0200
Message-ID: <470FCA40.1030002@gmail.com>
To: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@exchange.microsoft.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, Markus Mielke <mmielke@windows.microsoft.com>, Saloni Mira Rai <salonir@microsoft.com>, Arron Eicholz <Arron.Eicholz@microsoft.com>

Alex Mogilevsky wrote:
> CSS2.1 default stylesheet defines <BR> element as
> br:before       { content: "\A" }
> If taken literally, this means
It is not taken literally. Generally, the <br/> element was introduced 
as not an object, but just presentative instruction for UA, 'make line 
break'.

I'd like to cite some my message addressed to www-talk:

From: Nikodem <nikn1@gazeta.pl> // now i've moved to Gmail
Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2007 20:28:23 +0200
Message-ID: <46DEF547.1040708@gazeta.pl>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: [XHTML2 proposal] &br; over <br/>

Whether <br/> will coexist with <l>line</l> (that is good for code
listings, cites etc.), then would it be better to replace it by entity
&br; = #x0000a?

<end of cite>

Note: in popular browsers (including Opera 9.5 alpha) &x0000a; entity 
does not work.

-- 
Nikodem
Received on Saturday, 13 October 2007 17:46:08 GMT

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