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Re: Re: Formatting differences between preview and display

by RMGir (Prior)
on Sep 26, 2002 at 19:18 UTC ( #201009=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Formatting differences between preview and display
in thread Formatting differences between preview and display

Bah, you younglings and your newfangled ideas.

When I learned HTML, it didn't have such silliness as </p>... :) Actually, I'm not kidding, there really WASN'T a /p tag.

Seriously, thanks for pointing that out; I've been using <p> as a separator instead of a container for way too long...
--
Mike


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Re: Re: Re: Formatting differences between preview and display
by sauoq (Abbot) on Sep 27, 2002 at 02:17 UTC
    Actually, I'm not kidding, there really WASN'T a /p tag.

    Heh. Yeah, that was back before there was a BR tag too. In fact, the P tag basically functioned as a BR. But by the time the first HTML RFC was published, BR was ubiquitous and paragraph breaks became paragraphs and were no longer empty elements. Sure, the /P end tag has remained optional but that's just no excuse. ;-)

    Now, if I could just teach myself to write those BRs as <br/>. . .

    -sauoq
    "My two cents aren't worth a dime.";
    
      Or even better <br />. :-)

      Makeshifts last the longest.

Re: Re: Re: Formatting differences between preview and display
by John M. Dlugosz (Monsignor) on Sep 26, 2002 at 21:35 UTC
    I remember too when <P> was a separator. I still do that on PM because it's faster, but use the new way on web pages (and use a validator).
Re: Re: Re: Formatting differences between preview and display
by mojobozo (Monk) on Sep 27, 2002 at 16:10 UTC
    I hate the P.
    I love the BR.
    In fact, I'm using it right now!
    I don't know why, but I have never liked the P. I like it as a verb... very satisfying. But not as an HTML tag.

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      Funny, I'm the opposite. <P> is a true markup tag in spirit while <br> is layout oriented, and since I have a metadata mania and try to keep data in machine consumption suitable form whenever possible I don't tend to use the latter much.

      Makeshifts last the longest.

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