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

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 18:35:56 +0100
Message-Id: <1416F3BD-868A-4FF9-8DEE-ECDE1C56B197@googlemail.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>


On 18 Jun 2007, at 18:19, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

>
> On Mon, 18 Jun 2007 19:14:00 +0200, Philip Taylor (Webmaster)  
> <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk> wrote:
>> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>
>>> I would actually like to be able to author the same way as I  
>>> currently
>>> author HTML4 documents.
>>
>> How is one meant to interpret that utterance ?
>
> I would like constructs supported by HTML4 that are reasonably  
> backwards compatible (supported by browsers) to remain conforming.  
> This includes writing documents like this:
>
>   <!doctype html>
>   <title>Example document</title>
>   <p>Example paragraph.

I too think that this should remain conforming. I do, however, think  
that the tutorial should teach all elements to be closed, in part due  
to the fact that omitting different tags in different contexts has  
different results (which maybe confusing), and that authors are less  
likely to omit tags that cannot be omitted.


- Geoffrey Sneddon
Received on Tuesday, 19 June 2007 17:36:03 UTC

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