Last modified: 2011-04-14 15:11:08 UTC
If an empty <p/> element is used in wiki markup, it's parsed as &lt;p/&gt; the resulting HTML, instead of an HTML paragraph element.
Whoops. I meant:
Note that browser support for self-closing tags is, as far as I know, shabby, so it's probably best to translate it to <p></p>.
The paragraph element is a container, so a self-closing tag would probably make little sense in this case. The <br /> tag would be more appropriate, or correctly using the paragraph tag as a <p>container</p>, or using the wiki double-spacing syntax (which is parsed as <p> tags).
It might be better to discourage the use of bad markup, rather than encourage it by hacking it into working.