Re: Bug report and ideas

I think it was about having several empty paragraphs in a row. The HTML
specification says the following on the topic:

We discourage authors from using empty P elements. User agents should ignore
empty P elements.

HTML 4.01 - Paragraphs, Lines and Phrases - 9.3.1 -


Charles McCN

On Wed, 21 Mar 2001, Frédéric G. MARAND wrote:

  You seem to imply this is improper, and this is something I generate all the
  time. Is there a normative reference stating it should not be done ?

  Check some examples at
  for instance. The XHTML validator does not seem to complain about this
  particular issue, and Amaya displays these correctly on the few pages not
  having other types of errors (I've removed the complete XHTML compliance for
  the time being: too busy adding new content to validate it).

  Also, this code:
  <td valign="top" class="main" width="59%">
  <div class="item" id="a20010319">
  <h2 [...]</h2>

  is on the W3C home page, which seems to imply there is nothing wrong with
  such use of paragraphs within a <td>. They even add divs within the <td>.

  > > a°) Build an 10, 10 table. Go to the first cell and try to do several
  > > line.
  > You inserted several paragraphs in a cell?

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