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Re: Guide/AlternateElementTemplate

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 21:52:03 +0900
To: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Message-Id: <09B4CCF2-05E1-4895-9B0F-9AEAE303C791@w3.org>
Cc: Steve Axthelm <steveax@pobox.com>, HTML WG Public List <public-html@w3.org>

Le 6 déc. 2007 à 21:42, Geoffrey Sneddon a écrit :
> On 5 Dec 2007, at 23:54, Steve Axthelm wrote:
>> In the Tags section, do also need to document if an element's start  
>> and end tags are optional?
> I think this is vital: it's too tedious jumping around so much  
> looking up the list of omittable tags.

Interesting. In terms of benefits, I see it on the other side.
Regular syntax rules are usually easier to learn. If we do not mention  
the omit tags, people will be encouraged to close them always, it  
doesn't hurt interoperability.
And the "übergeeks" can still do what they want by looking at the  
hardcore specification.

I'm in favor of not promoting optional end tags, to just ask people to  
always close their elements.

Karl Dubost - W3C
Be Strict To Be Cool
Received on Thursday, 6 December 2007 12:52:15 UTC

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