> The line-height of the containing element (<p> for example) will be
> the thing you are wanting to adjust to change that spacing.
Or maybe padding or margin, as suggested in another reply. Setting
line-height for a paragraph affects _all_ lines, so it would be somewhat
problematic here. Anyway, some container element is usually needed for
setting the spacing, and often it is best to replace, say,
by two div elements:
<div class="...">foo</div> <div class="...">bar</div>
because then you can just concentrate on setting a bottom margin or a
top margin and not worry about any <br>.
I totally agree, I haven't used <br> tags for a couple of years myself,
but as a css solution that doesn't involve changing markup, line-height
should do the trick.
The line-height affecting all paragraphs including the <br> would surely
be the desired effect for a line break though I think, otherwise it is
not a 'line break' but a distinct paragraph and should be coded as such.
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