[pmwiki-users] Why do we need lots of "vspace"?

Oliver Betz list_ob at gmx.net
Tue May 31 05:29:23 CDT 2011

"Patrick R. Michaud" wrote:

>> is there a brief explanation why PmWiki controls vertical spacing with
>> lots of class='vspace'?
>PmWiki wants to be able to translate vertical space in the input
>markup to vertical space in the output.  Trying to mimic that
>via straight CSS is incredibly difficult.

You mean that I get more vertical space if I put _two_ empty lines
between heading and text? I wonder who is aware of this behaviour,
where is it documented?

"What are the situations where I can't simply use suitable CSS styles

In the mean, I found a discussion from February 2006:

"The purpose of this is to allow the vertical space between a heading
and its subsequent paragraph to be smaller than the vertical space
between paragraphs..."

Are there more?


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