[whatwg] <p> elements containing other block-level elements

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Apr 12 04:45:06 PDT 2005

On Tue, 12 Apr 2005, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> > > 
> > > To use <pre><code> like <blockcode>, one would have to style it with
> > > 
> > >  pre>code:only-child { display: block; }
> > 
> > Hm? Why?
> Where this is the need to apply styles to block of code, such as a 
> background colour or border, but those styles don't need to apply all 
> pre elements in general.

Oh, well, sure. That's a CSS limitation, though, which should be fixed in 
CSS. Not something that we want to have unduly affect the language design.

> Would you not have caught the error while previewing in your browser, 
> before publishing? Although, as I said earlier, a CMS should enforce the 
> well-formedness too, not just the end user.

Who said anything about a CMS? The WHATWG specs, for instance, are hand- 
written. It is very easy (happens all the time) for me to introduce syntax 
errors that I don't notice for ages (since I often don't check the output, 
I just suddenly save and go off somewhere, half-way through edits).

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