Do I need a

inside a


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Subject: Do I need a <p> inside a <div>?
Posted by:  David Stone (
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008

If I have a div containing _only_ a single line of text, containing
only such elements as <span> or <a>, is it _required_ to nest
that text within a <p> under html 4?


<div class="fine-print">
  Standard <a href="disclaimer.html">disclaimers</a> apply

- or -

<div class="fine-print">
  <p>Standard <a href="disclaimer.html">disclaimers</a> apply</p>