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Re: 3.1 Introduction (Draft)

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 23:39:01 +0300
Message-Id: <344D8090-ADF1-4791-BB21-C110EA4C5A76@iki.fi>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>

On Jul 16, 2007, at 22:28, Laura Carlson wrote:

> Debi Orton wrote:
>> Elements are paired,

Actually, *tags* are (generally) paired.

> Related reference:
> Close your tags by Jonathan Snook.
> http://snook.ca/archives/javascript/close_your_tags/

The example given there is not about the kind of omission that the  
current HTML 5 draft allows. The current HTML 5 allows tag omission  
only in cases where HTML 4.01 allowed omission as well. Omitting tags  
in the way permitted by HTML 4.01 and the current HTML 5 draft is  
harmless in IE.

If an author doesn't want to remember which tags are permissible and  
safe to omit, it is perfectly OK not to omit any.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Monday, 16 July 2007 20:39:11 UTC

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