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[Bug 10635] I could be reading the spec wrong, but are the default flow behaviors for these elements undefined? Will an article be rendered as a block-level element, or have no effect on flow at all? I've found several top-teir web-dev ref sites which all have differ

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Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 17:12:58 +0000
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Tony <wyrdnexus@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #3 from Tony <wyrdnexus@gmail.com> 2010-09-29 17:12:58 UTC ---
My apologies for not being clear.

"flow control" refers to an element's affect on content before and after it. a
SPAN tag by default has no affect on flow. H1, DIV, LI, BR, and similar tags DO
affect flow. Currently the ARTICLE, and similar elements, behavior is
undefined. I believe that such tags should be block-level elements, i.e: affect
flow control by applying the box model to the content, effectively making these
elements behave like DIV or H tags. However, it could be just as valuable to
make the default behavior be one similar to span tags. My point is that is is
NOT DEFINED ANYWHERE in the spec. I looked for hours.

While it would be easy to override the initial behavior with CSS, the default
behavior should still be defined.

Perhaps this is an issue which should be moved to the RENDERING section.

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