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Re: Void elements in HTML

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 14:10:27 +0100
Message-ID: <495B6F43.3000509@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html@w3.org

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> What I meant is:
>>
>> - no new void elements
>>
>> - allow empty element notation (thus "<command></command>" and 
>> "<command/>" are equivalent) for all new and future elements.
>>
>> This aligns the notation for new elements with XML.
> 
> And makes them completely different from existing elements, as I tried 
> to point out. Which is utterly confusing.

What's also utterly confusing is that

   <br/>

parses just like

   <br>

May be not confusing to experts like yourself, but certainly for many 
authors.

BR, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 31 December 2008 13:11:09 UTC

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