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I tried strike out several paragraphs of text by using a single pair of <s> </s> tags wrapping all of the text; but only the first and last paragraphs were struck out.

 

 

Example 1:

First paragraph. Should be struck out.

Second paragraph. Should be struck out.

Third paragraph. Should be struck out.

Fourth paragraph. Should be struck out.

I also discovered if there's a blank line between the tags and the text that nothing is struck at all.

 

 

Example 2:

First paragraph. Should be struck out. This time an empty line is between the <s> and this paragraph.

Second paragraph. Should be struck out.

Third paragraph. Should be struck out.

Fourth paragraph. Should be struck out. This time an empty line is between the </s> and this paragraph.

 

 

Screenshot taken in FF7 http://orthogonaltonormal.com/midden/FF7.png

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I don't see the issue. Please post a link that shows the issue. – Oded Dec 19 '11 at 21:06
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@Oded looks like it's browser specific. It's happening in FF7, but not IE8 or Chrome 15. – Dan Neely Dec 19 '11 at 21:08
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@DanNeely A screenshot would be helpful in this case. – Adam Lear Dec 19 '11 at 21:23
    
@AnnaLear I'll upload one in ~2 hours when I'm home from work. – Dan Neely Dec 19 '11 at 21:33
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No-repro. All paragraphs struck. WebKit browser on MacOS. – Josh Caswell Dec 19 '11 at 21:36
    
Worked in Opera too. Unless it affects FF 3.6 (only old FF version with significant user share); this can probably be filed under not worth fixing. – Dan Neely Dec 20 '11 at 13:23
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Maybe some Firefox plugin you have messing with the HTML layout? – Shadow Wizard Dec 20 '11 at 13:24
    
@ShadowWizard The only plugin I have that should be messing with the page would be ABP; disabling it was the first thing I tried. It didn't help. – Dan Neely Dec 20 '11 at 13:33
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Hmm.. as it happens only with FF7 so far think it's indeed not worth spending much time on it then.. – Shadow Wizard Dec 20 '11 at 13:38
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This is not a bug. In HTML, <s> is an inline element, meaning that it is not intended to contain multiple paragraphs or other “block” content; if you do, it is up to browser error-recovery what results. You should strike out each paragraph individually, or use <del> instead, which can be used as either block or inline.

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and it's one, two, three strikes "You're Out" in the ... – Rosinante Mar 20 '12 at 15:08
    
… old HTML game. – Kevin Reid Mar 20 '12 at 15:11
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... or you should use DEL, since it can act as a block-level element or an inline-level one, quite uniquely (apart from its sister element, INS) for HTML. And, unlike STRIKE/S, it's not deprecated ... – Bobby Jack Mar 20 '12 at 19:44

With broswer version (from about:):

Google Chrome   17.0.963.12 (Official Build 114667) dev-m
OS  Windows
WebKit  535.11 (@102901)
JavaScript  V8 3.7.12.6
Flash   11,1,102,55
User Agent  Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/535.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/17.0.963.12 Safari/535.11
Command Line    "C:\Users\..\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --flag-switches-begin --enable-print-preview --flag-switches-end
Executable Path C:\Users\..\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
Profile Path    C:\Users\..\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
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