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Re: Use cases

From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2011 12:01:23 -0500
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, public-html-xml@w3.org, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Message-ID: <20110105170123.GB1928@mercury.ccil.org>
Sam Ruby scripsit:

> To make this concrete: I'm arguing *FOR* producers of XHTML5 to use the  
> self-closing syntax when emitting br elements and not to use the  
> self-closing syntax when emitting script elements.  I've never heard a  
> satisfactory answer to the question as to why the spec is defined this  
> way,

What's wrong with "bug-for-bug compatibility", aka "When in Rome, shoot
off Roman candles" as a rationale?

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