A textual unit or block; a textual paragraph
This element does not have to be a well-formed paragraph as defined in high school English class, i.e., “a block of text representing a single idea, typographically differentiated from its neighbors”. Rather, the element <p> is a block (as opposed to inline) structural unit which may be only a few words in length.
<!ELEMENT p (#PCDATA %p-elements;)* >
Any combination of:
<abstract> Abstract; <ack> Acknowledgments; <annotation> Annotation; <app> Appendix; <app-group> Appendix Matter; <author-comment> Author Comment; <bio> Biography; <body> Body of the Book; <boxed-text> Boxed Text; <caption> Caption of a Figure, Table, Etc.; <def> Definition List: Definition; <disp-quote> Quote, Displayed; <fig> Figure; <fn> Footnote; <gloss-group> Glossary Group; <glossary> Glossary Elements List; <license> License Information; <list-item> List Item; <note> Note in a Reference List; <notes> Notes; <ref-list> Reference List (Bibliographic); <sec> Section; <speech> Speech; <statement> Statement, Formal; <supplementary-material> Supplementary Material; <table-wrap-foot> Table Wrapper Footer; <trans-abstract> Translated Abstract
<book> <book-meta>...</book-meta> <book-front> <title>About this book</title> <sec sec-type="miscinfo"> <title>The NCBI Handbook</title> <p>Bioinformatics consists of a computational approach to biomedical information management and analysis. It is being used increasingly as a component of research within both academic and industrial settings and is becoming integrated into both undergraduate and postgraduate curricula. The new generation of biology graduates is emerging with experience in using bioinformatics resources and, in some cases, programming skills.</p> ... </sec> </book-front> ... </book>