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[Bug 8038] Permit closing tag for new, void elements - for legacy compatibility = XHTML alignment

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Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 21:57:16 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8038

Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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                URL|http://software.hixie.ch/ut |http://dev.w3.org/html5/spe
                   |ilities/js/live-dom-viewer/ |c/syntax.html#void-elements
                   |saved/288                   |

--- Comment #17 from Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> 2011-01-19 21:57:15 UTC ---
Changed the URL field from the old URL
(http://software.hixie.ch/utilities/js/live-dom-viewer/saved/288) to the
specific section in the HTML5 draft which this blocks - the syntax description
of void elements, http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/syntax.html#void-elements

The contested spec text is these two sentences:

FIRST:
]]
Void elements only have a start tag; end tags must not be specified for void
elements.
[[


SECOND:
]]
Void elements can't have any contents (since there's no end tag, no content can
be put between the start tag and the end tag).
[[

Suggested change to 'FIRST' sentence: The first sentence above must be changed
to say that something like this: 'Void elements only have a start tag; but end
tags can be specified provided that there is no content between the start tag
and the end tag.

Suggested change to 'SECOND' sentence: The sentences is correct, except for the
"since there's noe end tag" string, which would could be rephrased into "since
iti s a void element".)

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