It would seem that every line break in the source text of a wiki page is turned into a <br /> HTML line break. I find this is a problem, beacause the output HTML has far too much vertical spacing. This seems to me to be the wrong thing to do, as
- I cannot avoid spacing above section titles, definition list entries and other stuff that must start in the first column, and
- it makes it impossible to format the input text nicely (for the sake of authors).
- Is there a way to avoid all these <br /> tags?
- Why not let n line breaks in the source text produce n-1 <br /> tags in the output? This way, authors can still force added vertical space, but can also avoid it.
Alternatively, add special syntax for producing <br /> tags, and let 2 line breaks produce a new paragraph (<p>).