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Re: Tags lacking a terminating '>' are spotted

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 19:44:20 -0500 (EST)
To: "Richard A. O'Keefe" <ok@atlas.otago.ac.nz>
cc: <html-tidy@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33L2.0202121942220.27190-100000@localhost.localdomain>
On Wed, 13 Feb 2002, Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:

> In fact my local copy of HTML.dcl _was_ hacked to say SHORTTAG NO.
> Trouble is, I'm the one that hacked it, and I'd forgotten that.
> The _official_ SGML declaration says "SHORTTAG YES", thus explicitly
> requiring HTML processors to support these features that B.3.7 says not
> to use.
> Is it just me, or is that odd?

SHORTTAG YES is there to allow <input type="checkbox" checked> instead of
<input type="checkbox" checked="checked">.

Liam Quinn
Received on Tuesday, 12 February 2002 19:44:20 UTC

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