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9.3. The p element: Regular text paragraph

To display an ordinary paragraph of text, enclose it in a p element. Content model:

element p
{ Common.attrib,

With the p element, you can use any of the common attributes discussed in Section 15.3, “The common attributes: Common.attrib.


Inside a paragraph, you can use any mixture of text and inline elements. See Section 10, “Inline content: Inline.model.

The example below shows two consecutive paragraphs from Anguish Languish by Howard L. Chace.

      Wants pawn term dare worsted ladle gull hoe lift wetter
      murder inner ladle cordage honor itch offer lodge, dock,
      florist. Disk ladle gull orphan worry Putty ladle rat cluck
      wetter ladle rat hut, an fur disk raisin pimple colder
      Ladle Rat Rotten Hut.
      Wan moaning Ladle Rat Rotten Hut's murder colder inset.