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

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 19:26:40 +0300
Cc: public-html@w3.org, www-math@w3.org
Message-Id: <BBFACF37-E6F8-464F-B70C-FC4B58EE5E55@iki.fi>
To: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>

On Apr 2, 2008, at 19:21, David Carlisle wrote:
>> 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.

I agree with making /> self-closing for elements that get put in the  
SVG and MathML namespaces. I think we shouldn't change the way things  
work for HTML elements.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Wednesday, 2 April 2008 16:27:35 UTC

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