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Re: "/>" (was Re: several messages about New Vocabularies in text/html

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 17:03:19 +0100
Message-Id: <200804021603.m32G3J4J021423@edinburgh.nag.co.uk>
To: news@terrainformatica.com
Cc: public-html@w3.org, www-math@w3.org


> Consider this:
> 
> <a href=/folder/>something....
> 
> is it
>    <a href="/folder/" >
> or
>    <a href="/folder" />
> ?
> 
> XML and HTML are too different languages.

Yes, so HTML5 will have rules to say whether the / there is part of the
attribute value or part of the tag, itneeds that anyway. I don't much
mind what the answer is. It must do this in any case.

If it is
<a href="/folder/" >
the the element is opened and hopefully closed later so the question of
teh meaning of /> doesn't arise.

If it is parsed as

<a href="/folder" />

then surely it should  generate an empty element,

David

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