[whatwg] HTML 5: The l (line) element

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Tue Feb 19 02:30:48 PST 2008

On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 11:22:32 +0100, Christoph Päper  
<christoph.paeper at crissov.de> wrote:
> We could also consider to reuse |br| for this purpose and thus make it
> magic, i.e. it is empty by default and works like it has always done,  
> but if "</br>" is encountered it turns the preceding "<br...>" (but not  
> "<br.../">) on the same nesting level from an empty into a start tag.

Actually, we can't. </br> is a <br> start tag because of legacy.

I don't see why <l> is so compelling by the way.

Anne van Kesteren

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