alt131 - 11:13 am on May 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
Hi picophd, given the lack of suggested tweaks means the experts are away at the moment! I enjoyed the opportunity to remember the humble <br> can be styled, but a couple thoughts about the example posted.
Adding the content property is interesting - but note it applies to the :before/:after pseudo elements, plus <br> should be empty. So I was a bit surprised that Op11 rendered the content (but required display:block to implement the line break as well.) That said, after a quick test (ie8, winSaf5 and ff8) Op was the only version that did not respect a line-height and vertical align applied to the <br>, but only Op and ff applied margin-bottom.
What is the reason for trying to add a bottom-margin to a line-<br>eak? I'm asking because a line break just indicates where a line of text should break. If the desired outcome is to increase the vertical distance between lines of text then why not do so using line-height (plus vertical-align if required)?