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[Bug 16066] New: Use of single solidus character on void elements. Almost all void elements used in the examples throughout the HTML5 specification have no closing single solidus character. In the Start tags section (8.1.2.1) it states that its use has no effect on void e

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Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 21:59:30 +0000
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           Summary: Use of single solidus character on void elements.
                    Almost all void elements used in the examples
                    throughout the HTML5 specification have no closing
                    single solidus character. In the Start tags section
                    (8.1.2.1) it states that its use has no effect on void
                    e
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#top
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Specification: http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/Overview.html
Multipage: http://www.whatwg.org/C#top
Complete: http://www.whatwg.org/c#top

Comment:
Use of single solidus character on void elements.

Almost all void elements used in the examples throughout the HTML5
specification have no closing single solidus character.
In the Start tags section (8.1.2.1) it states that its use has no effect on
void elements but it does on foreign elements.
While not required, I'd suggest to use it on all void elements in the examples
as well. This sets a good example and ensures that the reader gets presented
with a consistent style for self-closing elements.
It would be even better if a statement was added to the specs about what is
recommended or considered good practise to do.

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