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<BR> Tags - is it always necessary to close these tags?

is it always necessary to close these tags? by using </br>
Aug 17 '07 #1
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drhowarddrfine
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End tags for <br> are forbidden.
Aug 17 '07 #2
Death Slaught
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End tags for <br> are forbidden.
i wouldnt say there forbidden but the <br> is an empty tag it has no end tag so dont use one because </br> isnt a tag at all.
Aug 17 '07 #3
gregerly
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i wouldnt say there forbidden but the <br> is an empty tag it has no end tag so dont use one because </br> isnt a tag at all.
Why would the break tag not be an HTML tag? It's just an HTML tag with no attributes. An IMG tag follows the same rules as the BR tag, it just has attributes. And if you code in XHTML you will need to close the BR tag, only it's not a seperate tag. It's written as <br />.

Hope that helps!

Greg
Aug 17 '07 #4
drhowarddrfine
7,435 Expert 4TB
"Forbidden" is the W3C term for tags that are not allowed to have closing tags. Yes, it is called an 'empty tag' and there is no such thing as </ br>.

<br /> in xhtml is the same thing, an 'empty tag' that is self-closing.
Aug 17 '07 #5
Thank you for your explaination too
Aug 18 '07 #6

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