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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 17:21:02 +0100
Message-Id: <200804021621.m32GL2uC021612@edinburgh.nag.co.uk>
To: hsivonen@iki.fi
Cc: public-html@w3.org, www-math@w3.org

> As it stands, it is not allowed in the conformance sense on any  
> element--only on "void elements" that have a canonically empty content  
> model.

But I think you need to look at that again, that rule makes it virtually
impossible to embed other languages (even as annotations) without having
to have the language known in advance to the editor of the html spec.

Even in mathml, it's not at all uncommon to see <mrow/> for example,
just as in TeX you often see {}  when generating MathML (or TeX) you
often add a group "just in case" and end up with nothing there.


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