Saturday, July 03, 2004

Help! Blogger quirks?

Does anyone reading this know why it is that after using BLOCKQUOTE when writing a post the format changes to single line spacing? There are several examples in recent posts. Is it something to do with XML/XHTML? (At least I think that's what the Blogger editor is generating. I only know HTML.) The odd thing is that it doesn't show in the preview pane, so I didn't notice it was happening straightaway. (I checked Netscape and Opera in case it was a strange IE bug and they looked the same.) This is probably just me being picky, but it offends my aesthetic senses somewhat, so if anyone can explain - and tell me how to prevent it - I'd be very grateful. Oh lord, am I going to have to learn XML as well now?


  1. Anonymous7:55 PM

    I used blogger for a while but I'm clueless.

  2. Aha! I have a workaround. A closer look at the source code showed that the Blogger generator doesn't insert P tags, only BR tags (BR/ to be precise, which is why I'm not sure if this is supposed to be XML), to create line breaks. If you force a new paragraph by typing an opening P tag on the line straight after /blockquote (don't leave an extra line space), it 'restarts', as it were, with a nice fresh spaced out paragraph.

    But I still don't understand why it happens in the first place.


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