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Empty tags (was: RE: html tidy)

From: <html-tidy@war-of-the-worlds.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 14:48:44 -0600
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To: html-tidy@w3.org
"Jelks Cabaniss" <jelks@jelks.nu> wrote:
>html-tidy@war-of-the-worlds.org wrote:

>> What possible reason would you have for empty tags?  What are you trying to
>> style when there is nothing to style inside the tags?

> With DHTML (the DOM) you can add content.

Can't the empty tags be inserted themselves in the same manner relative to
the position of contentful markup (:before/:after)?  AFAIK, the only tags
that make sense when empty are TD, TH (which can be made to render as
non-empty using CSS), and BODY.  Even empty paragraphs make no sense in
HTML (how can you reasonably describe nothingness as a paragraph?) except
as a presentational abuse of HTML.
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