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Re: mixed signals on "Writing HTML documents", tutorial, etc.

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 10:09:56 +0300
Message-Id: <AB2D8920-3F36-4590-8B79-7B6128B2E556@iki.fi>
Cc: HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>
To: Maurice Carey <maurice@thymeonline.com>

On Jun 18, 2007, at 19:47, Maurice Carey wrote:

> 8.1.2.4. Optional tags
> Certain tags can be omitted.
>
> Wouldn't it be better to say that implementers (browsers) are  
> required to
> support documents under circumstances where certain tags were  
> omitted but
> authors must strive for proper valid markup....or is the official  
> position
> of the working group that there's nothing wrong with omitting html,  
> head,
> and body tags in an html5 document?

The stance of the current HTML 5 draft is that it is conforming (i.e.  
proper) to omit the tags listed in the section you are referring to.

*Just like it was in HTML 4.01.*

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Henri Sivonen
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