html+ - remove <p> and </p>

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Date: Thu, 31 Mar 1994 19:48:47 --100
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Subject: html+ - remove <p> and </p>
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first, in html we have the <p> flag to be an inter-paragraph marker
then, in html+ we have <p>...</p> to be a paragraph container.

Yet, we have arguments saying don't allow people to put <p>'s in
willy-nilly, because it may look good on their client, but really
poor on someone elses.   The argument is that the client should
decide how a document should be formatted depending on the logical
style that portion of text is in.

Why then, seeing as paragraph breaks are the most common formatting
feature, can't we have a simple blank line as paragraph break, just
like in LaTeX?
When transforming documents from some format to HTML it would be a
lot easier, and would enforce slightly more readability of the source

after all, with a <p> flag, you could have the whole document without
a line break, and with a <p> legally coming in the middle of a line.

comments please?

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