Re: Revised Beginner's Guide to HTML available for perusal

John Labovitz <>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 1994 01:20:56 --100
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Subject: Re: Revised Beginner's Guide to HTML available for perusal 
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Daniel W. Connolly said:

> I agree that nothing in this primer should conflict with HTML
> specifications. I suggested to Mr. Chang that he encourage the use
> of <P> at the beginning rather than then end of paragraphs 

That doesn't work so well in lynx (2.2).  An example:

  <P>an elephant
  <P>a zebra

Lynx puts extra space between the header and the first paragraph.

When I explain to people about using <P>, I usually say that it
should be used only *between two text paragraphs*:

  an elephant
  a zebra

As long as the person understands that a "paragraph" is different 
than a list item, a header, etc., this explanation works pretty well.

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