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Re: line breaks?

__/ [ tonnie ] on Friday 21 April 2006 09:14 \__

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [ Borek ] on Sunday 16 April 2006 20:36 \__
>>><br> is a whitespace.
> Welcome back Roy,
>> ...Just irrelevant markup, which is related to layout. In well-designed
>> sites, <br/> need never be used. In that sense, it should be made
>> deprecated and then fully ignored. It's only useful for layout that
>> assumed WYSIWYG-like design paradigms, for those who wrongly assume 'pixel
>> perfection'.
> Well, we had a few discussions over in another newsgroup about <br>.
> To be short, it could be usefull in certain situations you don't want to
> use a <p> paragraph for each short line, such as in poems.

I think the most correct approach would be to define a class like "verse" and
then use it to hold blocks of text. I am not sure how this would be achieved
in (X)HTML, but it's the correct way to get things done in LaTeX, for
example. You retain the semantics too. No poem has new lines. Lines are a
'layout thing'. What about the blind or the deaf? It's a barrier of
conceptuality to many of us.

Best wishes,


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