[whatwg] [br] element should not be a line break

Kit Grose kit at iqmultimedia.com.au
Thu Aug 5 08:24:54 PDT 2010

I do see an advantage to permitting the arbitrary styling of the BR element.

Often a series of links shown inline are separated by a pipe (|) character. In the past I've produced this effect using border-right and other such malarky on the anchors or inline LIs with the same, but I think semantically the symbol does indeed represent a break between the links and that having the ability to style the break accordingly would be terrific.


On 05/08/2010, at 9:56 PM, Thomas Koetter wrote:

> Andy wrote:
>> Far greater semantic richness is obtained by using the ADR microformat
> Absolutely! Good point.
> As I was talking about HTML5 elements, I didn't take that into consideration.
> But then I suggest a combination of the two is even better.
> <address class="vcard">
> 	<dl class="adr">
> 		<dd class="fn">P. Sherman</dd>
> 		<dd class="street-address">42 Wallaby Way</dd>
> 		<dd class="locality">Sydney</dd>
> 	</dl>
> </address>
> This way there are some semantics even if the user agent doesn't support microformats.
> But this seems to be a separate discussion from the br element.

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