RE: When to use <p></p>

Michael Godsey (
Mon, 18 Dec 95 21:30:18 TZ

Message-ID: red-63-msg951219053148MTP[01.51.00]000000b1-44091

| From: BearHeart/Bill Weinman <>
| ><P> is not a container object, so there is no </P>. You can throw it
| >in, and most browsers won't mind. It's not a required element, though.
| > <P> is just a paragraph seperator, not a container.
| Actually, according to the DTD, <P> is a container--it contains text.
| The terminating </P> is optional, but in HTML 3 it will be more useful.
| .....
| And it's already implemented in Netscape 2.0 and some other browsers.
| But technically, <p> is a container.

Bummer. I was afraid I mis-spoke. Problem here stems from over use of
the word "container". I tend to like to think of "container" as a
bracket (start/end) surrounding an object, and tend to discuss it as such.

Oh well, at least the gist of what I said still holds true! ;-)