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39677560Try to clarify what is meant regarding the newline eaten at the front of <pre>s.2009-09-22 11:04
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--- source	(revision 3966)
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@@ -76355,9 +76355,10 @@
   tag</span> of <code>pre</code> and <code>textarea</code>
   elements. This does not affect the processing of the element. The
   otherwise optional <span title="syntax-newlines">newline</span>
-  <em>must</em> be included if the element's contents start with that
-  character (because otherwise the leading newline in the contents
-  would be treated like the optional newline, and ignored).</p>
+  <em>must</em> be included if the element's contents themselves start
+  with a <span title="syntax-newlines">newline</span> (because
+  otherwise the leading newline in the contents would be treated like
+  the optional newline, and ignored).</p>
 
   <div class="example">
    <p>The following two <code>pre</code> blocks are equivalent:</p>

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