2.2. Basic Text Elements
The basic text section elements include P (basic paragraph), PRE (preformatted text where white space is preserved), ADDRESS (for listing contact information), and BLOCKQUOTE (for large quotations or for regular paragraphs with indented left and right margins).
|HTML Element:||<P ...> ... </P> (End Tag Optional)|
The P element designates basic paragraphs, resulting in a section of text with blank space above and below. Although P is a container, the end tag is optional and most other block-level elements imply an end to the previous paragraph. Furthermore, body text not appearing inside any other block-level element is assumed to be inside a P element. Thus, many authors treat P as though ...