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

           What    |Removed                     |Added
                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:

Void elements only have a start tag; end tags must not be specified for void

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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