Re: layout of web pages
Darren Benham <email@example.com> writes:
> However, I always thought that <P> stand-alone was how the paragraph tag was
> orginially defined and therefore would be historicly correct...
Not only historicaly but also by definition. Here is a quotation
9.3.1 Paragraphs: the P element
<!ELEMENT P - O (%inline;)* -- paragraph -->
%attrs; -- %coreattrs, %i18n, %events --
Start tag: required, End tag: optional
The P element represents a paragraph. It cannot contain
block-level elements (including P itself).
We discourage authors from using empty P elements. User agents
should ignore empty P elements.
Summary: no end tag required but discouraged for additional
white space (empty paragraph).