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[Bug 6723] New: [Ser] No rule about empty <p> elements in HTML serialization

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Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 12:32:20 +0000
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Message-ID: <bug-6723-523@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

           Summary: [Ser] No rule about empty <p> elements in HTML
           Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
           Version: Recommendation
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Serialization
        AssignedTo: zongaro@ca.ibm.com
        ReportedBy: mike@saxonica.com
         QAContact: public-qt-comments@w3.org

This is from a post today by Matthias Branter on the x-query.com talk list.

There appears to be no rule in the HTML serialization spec that says empty
<div>, <p>, or <script> elements should be serialized as <div></div>, <p></p>,
etc, rather than <p/> or <div/>.

There isn't even a fallback rule, as there was in XSLT 1.0, that says "do what
the HTML specification says."

Should tackle this either with a specific rule about serializing these empty
(but not EMPTY) elements, or with a general rule that says elements in no
namespace should be serialized in accordance with the rules of the HTML
specification whenever possible.

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