NOTE: This section was taken from the Style Guide for Online Hypertext.
The hypertext you write is stored in HTML language, which does not contain information about the fonts and paragraph shapes and spacing which should be used for displaying the document.
This gives great advantages in that your document will be rendered successfully on whatever platform it is viewed, including a plain text terminal.
You should be aware that different clients do use different spacing and fonts. You should be careful to use the structuring elements such as headings and lists in the way in which they were intended. If you don't like the rendering on your particular client, don't try to fix it by using inappropriate elements, or trying for example to force extra spacing with empty elements. This may well be interpreted differently by other clients and end up looking very strange. You can in many cases configure how the client displays each element.
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