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clear in br is obsolete

edited August 2014 in Future

The clear attribute on the br element is obsolete in HTML5.

I found eight occurrences of:

    <br clear="both" />

How do we change it?

For now I've used:

<div style="clear:both;">&nbsp;</div>


  • I think <br style="clear: both" /> also works. I thought about adding a generic .clear{ clear:both; } to the CSS and using <div class="clear"></div> or <br class="clear" />, but it seemed unnecessary when the former is so short already.

  • Oh yes, it works anyway. I just wanted to avoid W3C validation errors. Thanks.

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