On Sun, 6 Dec 2009, Frances de Waal wrote:

> Hi there,
> May I ask your opinion about some semantic/HTML basics?
> In case of a poem, if I place every verse in a paragraph, what do I do with
> each line of text in the verse? Is this one of the very few occasions to use
> breaks? A verse doesn't seem a list to me... or is it? I like your opinion.
> In the very few tutorials I have seen about how to markup a form semantically,
> both were using  a list in the form. To me that seems totally unneccessary
> plus too much markup. Does anyone know what can be the reason of doing it that
> way?
> InContextEditing, the online CMS from Adobe, needs a extra div for every
> editable region. This makes me avoiding the tool. Some keep saying that extra
> divs don't make any difference to a page at all. I agree they have no meaning
> semantically, but they do create extra code which is not neccessary for the
> content. But then again, we don't talk about 100 divs here. So, besides of
> best practice, is there any place where the extra divs may have bad influence?

   I would use <pre>:

<pre class="poem">
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.

 font-family: ...., serif;

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