lucy24 - 11:43 pm on May 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
I know <p> is for paragraph, wouldn't a line break appear after the text before the next paragraph starts?
Yes, but the point is that <br> and <p>...</p> are different things serving different purposes. If, as in your present assignment, you've got a bunch of table cells containing very short bits of text, <br> has one huge selling point. You don't have to open and close all the <font> blahblah* with every line, because <br> doesn't create a new element, it's essentially just another kind of format.
When I've been working too long, my fingers start typing </br> and then the validator objects that I have closed an element <br> which is not open. Cracks me up every time.
Their own website is an object lesson in how not to do the web. They link to "index.html". The code is full of errors. There are session IDS in the URLs. You're half way down the page code before you hit the content, and its in a PRE tag. The whole thing is a mess.
WYSIWYG editor. No human indents their code like that. And when you start hitting things like element "TR" undefined you know that somewhere there's an extraneous ampersand or missing close-quote.
* Ooh! That reminds me! My favorite antiquated site (different thread) also uses <font...> throughout, even though the creators knew what a CSS is for. Doesn't everyone love finding Bad Stuff onother people's pages?