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[Bug 6630] New: Optionalness of start tags when element is empty

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Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 16:45:52 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-6630-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=6630

           Summary: Optionalness of start tags when element is empty
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: simonp@opera.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org


The writing section should say that <body> may be omitted if body is empty.

<head> can't be legally empty but since serializers will likely use these rules
it would be nice if it said that <head> could be omitted when it's empty.

(I guess the same could be argued about <html>...)

<colgroup> and <tbody> can't be omitted when the element is empty. It would be
good if the spec said so explicitly.


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