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[Bug 11529] New: inferred start tags

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Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 16:11:47 +0000
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           Summary: inferred start tags
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML/XHTML Compatibility Authoring Guide (ed: Eliot
        AssignedTo: eliotgra@microsoft.com
        ReportedBy: davidc@nag.co.uk
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org, eliotgra@microsoft.com

The document has special rules for tbody and colgroup, but similar rules need
to be stated for every element for which the html parser allows an inferred
start tag.

I haven't checked html5 for the full list of these, but two particularly common
examples are <head> and <body>

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

is a valid html5 document that is well formed as XML, but the HTML parser

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><head>

with head and title being added automatically

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