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    Martin Doudoroff

    1. Open new document
    2. Show blocks
    3. Press a letter
    4. Backspace

    The block partially collapses vertically, leaving the cursor blinking over the bottom border of the block.

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    Troy Stephens

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    Thanks, Martin!

    That happens because the absence of any text gives the enclosing <p> an empty line layout box. Usually in such situations, I get WebKit to give the more expected visual result by inserting a temporary space after the insertion point. I may do the same for this case (or I could try to solve it using CSS).

    I’m also working toward giving paragraph creation a more natural feel in general. You’ll notice hitting [return] to end a paragraph puts the insertion point on the next line but doesn’t add an inter-paragraph gap until you type something to make TypeMetal auto-create an enclosing paragraph. The alternative I’m experimenting with is the idea of a “provisional” paragraph, that would be created right away, but would auto-dissolve if you instead decided to insert an element that made the inferred paragraph not appropriate.

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    Martin Doudoroff

    I do think that the additional feedback of a provisional paragraph may be sorely needed. So far, I’m not feeling it’s enough to rely on the visual cues in the path bar.

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    Troy Stephens

    Keymaster

    I’ll see how the provisional paragraph approach feels. I’m hopeful that with the right visual indication that the paragraph element is tentative it will be more intuitive than the current behavior.

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