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03-02-2014, 06:09 PM #1
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Confused over use of paragraph
Same comment as earlier - total beginner here. No skills whatsover.
I'm realizing that I apparently don't understand the use of <p>.
Back in the day it was used as a "carriage return". And from what html validator tells me, and from what I've researched, this may no longer be true, and even the number of uses might be limited.
Is <br/> now the proper way to perform a carriage return?
03-02-2014, 07:00 PM #2
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You can look to your English classes for the definition of paragraph - paragraph (ˈpærəˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) —n: 1. (in a piece of writing) one of a series of subsections each usually devoted to one idea and each usually marked by the beginning of a new line, indentation, increased interlinear space, etc
That is what the paragraph tag is for. By default it has a 16px top and bottom margin and you can set an indent if you like.
A line break, <br />, is to insert a break in a line of text. It should never be used to create space.