[pmwiki-users] Trouble understanding formatting
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Tue Feb 12 10:52:02 CST 2008
On Tue, Feb 12, 2008 at 04:28:51PM +0100, Jan Erik Moström wrote:
> It was explained to me that an empty div-vspace would be joined
> with the following paragraph. What I have difficulty in
> understanding is why a similar rule isn't applied before the image.
Short answer: Image tags (<img>) aren't block markup, so it doesn't
make a lot of sense to apply vertical spacing to them.
Longer answer: PmWiki believes that blank lines in markup should
translate into class='vspace' on output. In general this is done
using "<div class='vspace'></div>". However, in order to be able
to style paragraph spacing slightly differently from other elements,
PmWiki converts a blank line before a paragraph into
"<p class='vspace'>" (instead of "<div class='vspace'></div><p>").
This can be disabled by using
in which case all blank lines are treated as "<div class='vspace'></div>".
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