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Re: [cowan@mercury.ccil.org: Questions about HTML void elements]

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 05:04:31 -0800 (PST)
To: public-html-xml@w3.org
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> I note that your email above says that the void elements must not
> generate an end-tag, but in fact end-tags should be safe for all of
> them except br, even though empty-tags or SGMLish start-tags are the
> only valid alternatives.
> Right?

Safe in the sense they don't change the results of the parse. Not safe in the sense of doing damage to the mental model Web authors have about how stuff works.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Friday, 21 January 2011 13:05:35 UTC

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