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HTML Introducing the Practice

Ivan Frances Alcantara
Ivan Frances Alcantara
4,528 Points

Why are <blockquote>s (l. 62 & l. 65) indented from <h3> (l. 59)?

Paragraphs like the one in line 27 are not indented from their titles, neither are they indented from <headers> like that in l. 44, but then <blockquotes> are, and same for <ul> in l. 31.

Ivan Frances Alcantara, can you provide an example of what you are seeing, or try to explain this a little differently? I'm not understanding the question currently.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,026 Points

Indentation is being used here to indicate the nesting level of elements. The paragraphs and their titles are "sibling" elements (have the same parent), so they are indented the same amount.

Spacing and indentation of HTML elements is entirely to enhance readability, it has no effect on the rendered output. But because it helps to make the organization more clear, it is considered a "best practice".