[whatwg] Interpretation issue: can <section> be used for "extended

Ashley Sheridan ash at ashleysheridan.co.uk
Tue Mar 15 12:22:47 PDT 2011

On Tue, 2011-03-15 at 19:47 +0100, Jacob Kristensen wrote:

> Why would anyone want to include lists inside paragraphs?
> Aside from those very old, ancient documents/sites that are left out there, 
> who left out the closing tags for paragraphs?
> Where you would typically see one large paragraph of text in books (to save 
> space), you would see the same paragraph breaken up into multiple paragraphs 
> on a web page, for readability purposes..
> I would generally recommend to break it up, and create a new paragraph after 
> the table, list, or whatever you included.
> Even though that browsers may not have an outline, and might not need one? 
> some can still find proper use of sectioning elements useful. I.e. Search 
> engines, and assistive devices.
> Jacob Kristensen
> http://blueboden.com/ 

I can think of a couple of reasons, namely that a) a paragraph shouldn't
break mid-sentence and a sentence may surround a list, and b) people
might want to use inline lists like this


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