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Why does this forum requires to write <br> characters to get a new paragraph? [closed]

asked 2013-04-22 08:22:00 +0200

froz gravatar image

updated 2015-10-30 19:43:20 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Hi, I have been using this for some time. When I press Enter new paragraph is created, but when I submit the question/answer then I see all of the text is just merged together just like there would be no Enter characters in text. The only work-around I have found (and it is annoying) is to add "br" html code to create a new paragraph. Is this only happening at my browser (Firefox 20.0.1 on Windows XP sp3.) or is this a "bug" in forum? Thanks

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answered 2013-04-22 16:05:32 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

I am also using a double enter. However, froz is right this even the double enter is cumbersome.

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I agree: Vote+1. This is strange use of Enter key, specially for us using LibreOffice Writer. :)

froz gravatar imagefroz ( 2013-04-23 07:49:36 +0200 )edit

@froz - you raised this very valid question. Could you possibly file an enhancement request?

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-04-23 10:38:18 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-04-22 13:26:27 +0200

manj_k gravatar image

I am using:
2x Enter = new paragraph (+ spacing)
<br> = new line (line break).

In comments:
2x Shift+Enter = new paragraph (w/o spacing).

Feel free to use → that "playground".

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answered 2013-04-22 09:36:51 +0200

oweng gravatar image

I am not sure if this is simply an anachronism of HTML, but these days most webpages seems to use blank lines to 'delineate' paragraphs and yes, it is rather unfortunate. Rather than use the <br /> element I usually just hit ENTER a second time. Inelegant but effective.

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