[whatwg] self-closing tags in html5
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Jul 29 10:34:18 PDT 2011
On Tue, 3 May 2011, Roger Hågensen wrote:
> Is there a need for say a <pbr> ? (short for paragraph break) default
> behavior being the same as two <br>.
Isn't that just two paragraphs separate from each other?
<p> ... </p> <p> ... </p>
> Then again getting folks to change would be hard, so maybe a <cp> and
> </cp> would make more sense. (closed paragraph)
How is that different from <p>?
> Myself I always tend to use <br><br> for readability when I don't feel
> like the text should be split into different paragraphs. And I use <p>
> and </p> for it's intended purpose, to markup actual paragraphs.
> Now if <p> was turned into a synonym for <br><br> and </p> simply
> ignored, I'd be happy to move to using say <cp> and </cp> for
I'm pretty sure that's a non-starter from a compatibility persepective.
On Sat, 14 May 2011, yuhong wrote:
> FYI, the reason is that IE5 supported mixing foreign XML content into
> HTML long before HTML5 added this support. It is used for VML for
Note that this support has been removed from IE10.
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