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Re: self-closing tags in html5

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 10:42:28 +0200
To: whatwg@whatwg.org, "William F Hammond" <hammond@csc.albany.edu>, "William F. Hammond" <hammond@math.albany.edu>
Cc: public-html-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.vjms41qr64w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook-pro.local>
On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 04:24:49 +0200, William F Hammond  
<hammond@csc.albany.edu> wrote:
> For example, while it is true that major browsers seem to treat "<p/>"
> as an open tag, the relevant question for backward comptatibility is
> whether anyone has been relying on the idea that "<p/>" can be used to
> begin a non-empty paragraph.

Sites unfortunately do things like that so we cannot introduce this as a  
global syntax.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Sunday, 26 September 2010 08:43:40 UTC

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