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Subject: Breaks inside <dd> and <dt> tags?
Posted by:  AES/newspost (siegm…
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004

In a markup like

    <dd> <br> some other stuff <br> </dd>

the first break seems to add a blank line before the other stuff, but
the second doesn't add a blank line after the other stuff.  The same
seems to hold for <dt>.

Is this a universal rule, or does it apply to many other HTML
constructs?  Is there some logical reason for it?

Thanks,  AES