[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 8374] Creation of HTML with webkit causes extraneous output - should better utilize css over inline style

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Thu Apr 13 23:43:44 PDT 2006


------- Comment #3 from justin.garcia at apple.com  2006-04-13 23:43 PDT -------
Wow thanks for your feedback!  I have a few comments: 

>     <div>
>       <br class="khtml-block-placeholder">
>     </div>
> whilst the div's are probably unnecessary

When you hit return you're ending a paragraph and starting a new one, not just
adding a line break.  You want the new paragraph to be set apart from other
paragraphs in the same way that the paragraph you just left is.  So, if divs
have any padding or margin, you need a div.

> this code is OK but not XHTML.

You're right, it's because the <br> isn't self closing, correct?  Let's file a
separate bug report for that. 

> the problem is then evident with -
>     <div>
>       <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: bold;"><br class=
>       "khtml-block-placeholder">
>       </span>
>     </div>
> the whitespace holder now implements bold. 

I don't know what you mean, could you rephrase/explain?

> This span is not required here.

You're right that an inline style on the br would be less verbose here, but
imagine that there were several items inside the span, like:

<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: bold;">These are my favorite
sites: <a href="..">drudge report</a> <a href="..">hamster dance</a>.</span>

Now the wrapper span is preferable.  It's probably not worth the effort to
optimize the output for the case you gave.

> DIVs should also be replaced by P tags.


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