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[whatwg] Allow trailing slash in always-empty HTML5 elements?

From: Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2006 23:00:06 -0500
Message-ID: <01b601c7168f$8794f890$2102fea9@Guides.local>
> Henri Sivonen wrote:
> > Elliotte Harold wrote:
> > What I don't understand is why some members of this working group is 
> > so dead set on actively preventing HTML from being XML. The non- 
> > draconian error handling I understand. But why are you disappointed 
> > that <!DOCTYPE html> is well-formed XML? Why the active hostility to 
> > well-formedness?
> 
> To make a conformance checker not accidentally let MIME type mistakes
silently pass in some cases. 
> 

Can you clarify that please, maybe with some examples.  As is, I don't
understand the concern.

-Mike Schinkel
http://www.mikeschinkel.com/blogs/
http://www.welldesignedurls.org/
Received on Saturday, 2 December 2006 20:00:06 UTC

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