Re: Use <br/ > instead of <br>

by "Frank Boumphrey" <bckman(at)>

 Date:  Tue, 23 May 2000 11:28:54 -0400
 To:  <hwg-techniques(at)>,
"Adrian Harris" <adrian(at)>
 References:  apc
  todo: View Thread, Original
Actually it should be <br />

Note the space is BEFORE the forward slash!

Although <br></br> is legal XML, most downline HTML browsers will choke on
it, however they handle the above version quite well.

----- Original Message -----
From: Adrian Harris <adrian(at)>
To: <hwg-techniques(at)>
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2000 4:37 AM
Subject: Use <br/ > instead of <br>

> Hi,
> the information in the latest Newsletter on making HTML code XML
> is excellent, but I have one query:
> It says:
> Use <br/ > instead of <br>
> Does this mean exactly what is says? Or is it shorthand to mean:
> Use <br> </br> instead of <br>?
> Thanks!
> Best wishes,
> Adrian Harris.

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